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 Meanings and Examples of ODDS
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odds
 n.  probability of a specified outcome; likelihood of the occurrence of one thing, as in a contest
Classic Sentence: (197 in 14 pages)
1  I believe the stamina has been bred out of them, and when the emergency arises I don't believe they can run against odds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  But he seemed totally unaware of his appearance, or unconcerned about it, and had the manner of one who asks no odds from any man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  The mills were the tangible evidence of what she had done, unaided and against great odds, and she was proud of them and of herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
4  But, as before hinted, for some time there was a continual fetching and carrying on board of divers odds and ends of things, both large and small.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
5  Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale's, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
6  Huggins's is far better than theirs; but, by great odds, Beale's is the best.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and...
7  There were many such dangers, in which the odds were all against them.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
8  There was the delirium that encounters despair and death, and is heedless and blind to the odds.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  And a scatter of odds and ends, like Cobbet of Cobbs Corner, retired, it was understood, on a pension from a tea plantation.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
10  She looked up for a moment, her hair all odds and ends.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
11  The odds are enormously against your finding it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
12  But we hold several threads in our hands, and the odds are that one or other of them guides us to the truth.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
13  He has always, however, been a prime favourite with the racing public, and has never yet disappointed them, so that even at those odds enormous sums of money have been laid upon him.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
14  The odds are enormous against its being coincidence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
15  Huck had slept there; he had just breakfasted upon some stolen odds and ends of food, and was lying off, now, in comfort, with his pipe.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  I had a very odd dream about you last night.
17  It seemed rather an odd manner of deciding things.
18  The odd thing was that he didn't recognize me.
19  I had an odd sense of deja vu just as you said that.
20  Many of these street people seemed to support themselves by panhandling and doing odd jobs.
21  The system has some odd little quirks.
22  The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English.
23  It is odd that his name is never mentioned.
24  I slept in queer places, and ate odd things, and met strange faces.
25  Though the young man tried to understand Father William's singular behavior, he still found it odd that the old man incessantly stood on his head.
26  You also have to imagine that in an odd mongrel accent of Sicilian born and raised, but learned English in a Scottish slum.
27  If you need car parts that the dealers no longer stock, try to scavenge for odd bits and pieces at the auto wreckers' yards.
28  If you wear them with an odd jacket, dark brown shoes, preferably suede shoes in brown, you can look ok.
29  This starts with a couple of local yokel cops, noticing something odd.
30  The film is thus structured as a race against time adventure in which odd couple protagonists Joy and Sadness must traverse disparate locales in order to return home.