The haps or whims of the moment seem, indeed, to have governed his production with an influence as of stars malign or fortunate.
It was just awfu' bonny, and with plenty of haps she could take no harm, Mysie said.
Full of fun in the country, the haps and mishaps of taking film plays, and giving an account of two unusual discoveries.
I have nothing to tell you, for all the "haps" of my life are so indifferent.
It relates the haps and mishaps of a small negro lad, and tells how he was led by love and kindness to a knowledge of the right.
Hosged for hogshead, and haps for hasp are well-known instances.
The mishaps are just as pleasant as the haps when they are past—that is one comfort for tormented travellers.
And I assisted my fair cousin to remove her shawl and other haps.
I waxed very eager in the noticing of these haps, and was well content to be an eye-witness of this sport.
Here we are nearest to a touch of sentiment,—apart from the mere drama of haps and mishaps.
c.1200, "chance, a person's luck, fortune, fate;" also "unforeseen occurrence," from Old Norse happ "chance, good luck," from Proto-Germanic *khapan (source of Old English gehæp "convenient, fit"), from PIE *kob- "to suit, fit, succeed" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kobu "fate, foreboding, omen," Old Irish cob "victory"). Meaning "good fortune" is from early 13c.
"to happen," mid-14c., from hap (n.) "chance."