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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A fortuitous event or circumstance.

Usage examples (4)
  • As it happened, the thing worked with disconcerting abruptness as his untrained fingers fell hapchance on the spring.
  • A hapchance native whom he presently encountered, furnished minute directions for reaching the Dockyard Station of the Southeastern and
  • He was close upon the farther end when -- upon a hapchance impulse -- he glanced over the nearest guard-rail, down at the bed of the creek.
  • And with the heel of his open hand he struck the man forcibly upon the chest, so that he reeled back, tripped over the hapchance foot of an innocent by-stander, and went... for more
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