an even or fair opportunity for a favorable outcome in an enterprise, as winning in a game of chance or in any kind of contest: They gave the less experienced players a sporting chance by handicapping the experts.
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How to use sporting chance in a sentence
That gives law enforcement a sporting chance before the shooting begins.
If Obama wins, there's at least a sporting chance on certain issues that middle-class and working-class people won't get screwed.
Several interesting schemes were therefore invented to give the men at least a sporting chance of getting to safety.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
If the master is such an arrant ass as to let you crib, it is his own lookout; and, after all, we take the sporting chance.The Loom of Youth | Alec Waugh
I had spotted a white wrist back of a gleam of polished metal and, taking a sporting chance, I let drive.The Lost Valley | J. M. Walsh
Not that he had any hope, but it was only fair to give even the most abandoned of mankind a sporting chance.Skippy Bedelle | Owen Johnson
However, with the storm increasing and the long dark night ahead, we took a sporting chance, and ran direct in on the cliffs.A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell