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What word does your mother always say?
an opportunity offering the greatest gain:
Being ambitious, he always had an eye for the main chance.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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The latter fought out each point, but they were not as alert for the
as the champions.
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