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Chance personified as a controlling power in human affairs:‘it seemed Lady Luck was still smiling on them’
destiny, providence, god's will, nemesis, kismet, astral influence, the stars, what is written in the stars, one's lot in lifeView synonyms
- ‘Millions of visitors flock to the city, on south east New Jersey's Absecon Island, to woo Lady Luck in the casinos where cards shuffle and chips snap 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.’
- ‘After such a slice of good fortune it looked like Lady Luck was smiling on City, particularly after both Brooks and Powell squandered gilt-edged chances from inside the six-yard box, one after the other.’
- ‘My affair with Lady Luck ended when she started two-timing me with the blackjack dealer.’
- ‘Fortunately, Lady Luck smiled upon me and I located a sample tube of self-cleaning wax lubricant in my toolbox.’
- ‘Having clawed their way back into the game with goals from Stott and substitute Jarrett, it appeared that Lady Luck was beginning to shine on them in their first game of 2004.’
- ‘And indeed, there do seem to be people who're always at the right place at the right time, for whom Lady Luck doesn't only smile, but laughs with gay abandon.’
- ‘In Baghdad, they believe Lady Luck may be more dependable than a presidential promise, especially when no time table was offered.’
- ‘The Lions now will hope Lady Luck continues to smile on them as they take on their arch rivals West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday, kick-off at noon.’
- ‘Solon makes the point that a success which is delivered by Lady Luck can also be taken away by luck (and often rapidly and unexpectedly at that).’
- ‘If Lady Luck shines on me and I happen to win, I will naturally be celebrating, but the truth is that I am not one of those individuals who is totally immersed in sport to the stage where it warps everything else.’
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