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The odds of getting hit by a falling satellite are very small.
The odds are they won't succeed.
The odds were always in favor of a South African victory.
The odds were stacked against him, but he never gave up.
What are the odds Jim will show up this time?
Left alone, they were fighting against overwhelming odds.
We appealed our case and against all odds we finally won.
I didn't bet on the horse because I didn't like the odds.
They're laying odds of 5–1 against a knockout in the first round.
She continued to find herself at odds with the chairman.
This statement is completely at odds with what was said last week.
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