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As it happened.‘as chance would have it, we were going camping that weekend’
- ‘Anyway, as chance would have it, while surfing the web today I came across an old poem called the Desiderata, written in the early part of the last century.’
- ‘But, as chance would have it, he encountered the young Kadi when he visited.’
- ‘But as chance would have it, that's exactly what happened.’
- ‘People come from far and wide to sample their fish'n'chips, so we were just expecting to get some take out - but as chance would have it there was one table free, the fabled Window Seat!’
- ‘And, as chance would have it, it was the day I had to drive to Somerset and back, taking Graham off for a few days of relief bar-work so he could top off his bike fund.’
- ‘All a bit negative, so as a columnist, I wanted to seek out a more positive view of the game, and as chance would have it, I ended up enjoying coffee with one of Norway's most celebrated authors, Thorvald Steen.’
- ‘Joining him in the Top Banana cast will be John Davitt and Christina Newton, a York actress as chance would have it.’
- ‘There was no forensic evidence but as chance would have it at about 2am a neighbour saw a man whom he knew by sight and first name visiting the property.’
- ‘The two plays are in no way connected but, as chance would have it, the hair salon visited by Picasso is now a café.’
- ‘But, of course, as chance would have it, Rick came into Kieran's life at almost the same time.’
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