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    "without much chance"

    What does "without much chance" mean?

    is it similar to "in vain"?


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    #2

    Re: "without much chance"

    "Without much chance" means low probability. "In vain" means failure has already occured.

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    Re: "without much chance"

    They are similar. I will disagree with my predecessor, as I think "in vain" means "without success" but can also be before, during or after failure. For example, the Bob Marley song says "I don't want to wait in vain for your love." But success is far from impossible when you write a girl such a lovely song.

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