odds

[ UK /ˈɒdz/ ]
[ US /ˈɑdz/ ]
NOUN
  1. the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
  2. the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
    he offered odds of two to one
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How To Use odds In A Sentence

  • In a 1983 ad, the Gillette man was depicted as the tiny weakling on a basketball court full of giants; his shaver, he said, helped him even the odds.
  • And so, against all the odds, and all the elements, Powell got to make his wistful and impassioned film.
  • Welcome the hopeless odds of meeting highly trained soldiers face-to-face. CONFESSIONAL
  • Against all odds, he succeeded in carving out a career in the media.
  • One of my dazed wits tried to tell me the odds against this actually happening.
  • However long the odds, he couldn't bring himself to turn away all those labors of hope and industry and self-promotion.
  • The odds are, shall we say, somewhat large, and the car was still there by the end of the evening.
  • The rally has defied all odds and logic with only two, short interruptions since it began its climb in August 1982.
  • Data collection and analysis Positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR) and diagnostic odds ratios (DOR) were calculated.
  • The awards are given to children who achieved something against the odds.
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