It is a recasting that is deeply at odds with how Paul is perceived by his enemies and by many of his supporters.
I admitted there was an outside chance it could get made and even get on the air, though the odds are daunting.
The film chronicles how, against all odds, the family did not just survive but found each other again—the impossible.
The book, titled Against All odds, is the first time Brown has told the story.
Ashura is also a reminder that the eternal value of justice must be defended regardless of the odds of success.
But that one idea in a thousand can also pay off in odds of a million to one, when and if a man has it.
The case of Yates was by all odds the most complex and bewildering of the four.
I have always made mine with odds and ends of brass tubing such as old gas pipes.
But a bettor of the right sort slips in an' taps me for odds to a thousand.
But we did not let ourselves be discouraged, although we could not help feeling that the odds against us were fearfully great.
in wagering sense, found first in Shakespeare ("2 Henry IV," 1597), probably from earlier sense of "amount by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another" (1540s), from odd (q.v.), though the sense evolution is uncertain. Until 19c. treated as a singular, though obviously a plural (cf. news).
c.1300, "constituting a unit in excess of an even number," from Old Norse oddi "third or additional number," as in odda-maðr "third man, odd man (who gives the casting vote)," odda-tala "odd number." The literal meaning of Old Norse oddi is "point of land, angle" (related via notion of "triangle" to oddr "point of a weapon"); from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz "pointed upward" (cf. Old English ord "point of a weapon, spear, source, beginning," Old Frisian ord "point, place," Dutch oord "place, region," Old High German ort "point, angle," German Ort "place"), from PIE *uzdho- (cf. Lithuanian us-nis "thistle"). None of the other languages, however, shows the Old Norse development from "point" to "third number." Used from late 14c. to indicate a surplus over any given sum.
Sense of "strange, peculiar" first attested 1580s from notion of "odd one out, unpaired one of three" (attested earlier, c.1400, as "singular" in a positive sense of "renowned, rare, choice"). Odd job (c.1770) is so called from notion of "not regular." Odd lot "incomplete or random set" is from 1897. The international order of Odd Fellows began as local social clubs in England, late 18c., with Masonic-type trappings; formally organized 1813 in Manchester.