Synonyms for happenstance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hap-uh n-stans
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhæp ənˌstæns

Définition of happenstance

Origin :
  • 1897, from happening + ending from circumstance.
  • noun chance
Example sentences :
  • The German was just a happenstance, a castaway in the war for Arzachel.
  • Extract from : « First on the Moon » by Jeff Sutton
  • But the happenstance habits of nature were steadily being integrated into the control program of man.
  • Extract from : « The Thirst Quenchers » by Rick Raphael
  • Out of the chaos of happenstance they were finding rules of order, certain formulas of behavior, equations of force.
  • Extract from : « Empire » by Clifford Donald Simak
  • This is contrasted to happenstance decision making based on impulsiveness and wishful thinking.
  • Extract from : « Sequential Problem Solving » by Fredric Lozo
  • As for deceased, his ontimely evaporation that a-way is but the frootes of happenstance.
  • Extract from : « Faro Nell and Her Friends » by Alfred Henry Lewis

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