One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In fact, a well-finished closet can be one of the high points when you show off your house - especially to a friend who still tosses things in and then chancily crams the door shut.’
- ‘Ponting's double-century here appeared much more inevitable than the one at Adelaide, where he attacked the Indian bowling relentlessly and often chancily.’
- ‘Last time I remember him playing chancily is his game with black against Morozevich in Corus this year.’
- ‘Both James Anderson and Darren Gough swung the ball prodigiously early on, but their efforts bore no fruit as Pakistan chancily played and missed their way to 29-0.’
- ‘This makes it not irrelevant to ask how the dramatist's career might have looked if he too had succumbed, just as chancily, to typhoid or plague in early January four centuries ago.’
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