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adjective chancier, chanciest
- But intelligence-gathering has always been a chancy business.
- Economists recognize that estimating multiplier effects is a chancy business under the best of circumstances.
- Predicting tomorrow's weather is chancy business, let alone a five-day forecast.
- The restoration to favour of forgotten books and authors is always a chancy business.
- The fungus doesn't kill the tree, it just reddens the wood, and what this means is that finding a good red myrtle is a very chancy business.
- The natural souring of unpasteurized milk is a chancy business.
- It brought home to me what I already knew - that going tench fishing with only one or two bait options could be a chancy business.
- When the construct is killed, reconnecting my consciousness with my body is a very chancy business.
- ‘That's clumsy, chancy and too dangerous for Bannon to try,’ Cole said flatly, ‘my employer isn't that stupid.’
- Besides, transporting animals on ocean voyages is a chancy proposition full of danger for the animals and those assigned to care for them.
- It was chancy, but even Brenda knew that taking risks was all part of the fun of living one's life.
- J. K. Galbraith pointed out a long time ago that the smartest businesspeople abhor true competition - it's much too expensive and chancy - far better to monopolise the market for public services and pocket all the profits.
- All of us should therefore operate today with some notion of very probably reaching much larger audiences than any we could conceive of even a decade ago, although the chances of retaining that audience are by the same token quite chancy.
- It is extremely chancy, moreover, to anticipate the future of art architecturally, or to presuppose that modern art will continue to be shaped principally by painting and sculpture, albeit on a larger scale.
- My far-flung net of significant others helps me to find meaning and purpose in a random and chancy world, and I hope I reciprocate to some degree.
- And so the chancy element of happenings is central.
- Intervening on behalf of democracy is chancy enough.
- You got so tired of nearly every risk-taking venture blowing up in your face that you've pretty much stopped attempting anything the least bit chancy.
- That has proved as chancy as standing below a seagull and scarcely more rewarding.