# Chance Sentence Examples

You had your

**chance**to solve it on your own.What a

**chance**those girls have missed!All I want is a

**chance**to speak my piece.He hung up before I had a

**chance**to end the call.Well, we finally have the

**chance**to be alone.I mean, one you have a

**chance**of winning.I considered taking the

**chance**of phoning from the comfort of my apartment but realized the foolishness of taking such a**chance**.Dusty and Talon rose, Talon taking the

**chance**to launch himself at Dusty.Today, we discover things like "Wellbutrin helps people stop smoking" through

**chance**and dumb luck.You may not have another

**chance**to ask me what you want to know.AdvertisementI'll ask leave to go to the front, this may be my only

**chance**of seeing the Emperor.I never got the

**chance**to pick up his.Let's pick her while we have the

**chance**, before the man with the star comes back.Worst of all, she had probably ruined any

**chance**she had with him.There's a

**chance**it might be the vehicle we're looking for.AdvertisementThe evening was young and she had ruined his

**chance**to spend it with Mary.If only she could have one more

**chance**.I thought maybe you were giving me the

**chance**to say no - giving me a**chance**to save my pride.She would determine which case had the best

**chance**of success.It is as if I were glad of a

**chance**to take advantage of his being alone and despondent!AdvertisementIt's only two blocks, and it gives me a

**chance**to wake up.Any

**chance**you have a contact number?It seems worth while, however, to quote from some of her

**chance**bits of writing, which are neither so informal as her letters nor so carefully composed as her story of her life.He is perhaps the sanest man and has the fewest crotchets of any I

**chance**to know; the same yesterday and tomorrow.There's a good

**chance**they'll spot him.AdvertisementYou've got one

**chance**.Hated the hot and stickies of Norfolk weather and was always after me to transfer him back to Scranton—fat

**chance**of that—or to some bread-basket state out west.Had it not been for a

**chance**remark, Katie wouldn't have been aware of her ignorance.But his subordinate rank gave him no

**chance**to impart a greater measure of energy to the naval operations.It gives everyone a

**chance**to make her case and be heard.He leaned his elbows on the table with his pen in his hand and, evidently glad of a

**chance**to say quicker in words what he wanted to write, told Rostov the contents of his letter.There are many stories of his getting to know an officer in just such a

**chance**way and attaching him to himself!It was a unique

**chance**to show his devotion to the Emperor and he had not made use of it....And I said, "I should have known you had I met you by

**chance**," and I thought to myself, "Am I telling the truth?"I want to meet that man whom I despise, so as to give him a

**chance**to kill and laugh at me!It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by

**chance**and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.That quiet walk home was her

**chance**to relax - that and a good book.There's no

**chance**some of the memory is still there?If Howie drops into ten or twenty minutes of anyone's life,

**chance**are all he sees is them picking their nose, reading a book or working.Any

**chance**you could get his ear?I didn't take a

**chance**on you for the reason you think.The demon would leave nothing to

**chance**, especially not the claiming of his mate.She'd broken the rules from the time-before-time for a

**chance**with Gabriel.She never thought she had a

**chance**of losing this round.Maybe, just maybe, it was okay to take a

**chance**.I took a

**chance**, and it paid off.It's time you gave someone else a

**chance**, Cynthia said with a winning smile that offered him little room to maneuver.You'll love the baby if you give yourself a

**chance**.A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of

**chance**, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.A truce was Kutuzov's sole

**chance**of gaining time, giving Bagration's exhausted troops some rest, and letting the transport and heavy convoys (whose movements were concealed from the French) advance if but one stage nearer Znaim.The offer of a truce gave the only, and a quite unexpected,

**chance**of saving the army.Prince Andrew noticed, however, that though what happened was due to

**chance**and was independent of the commander's will, owing to the tact Bagration showed, his presence was very valuable.So you want to get out of here before I get the

**chance**?Does that mean you're giving me another

**chance**?The world's our atlas if we have the guts to flip a coin and take a

**chance**.He recognizes you can't physically stop him; otherwise you would have when you've had the

**chance**.We just had to do the most good possible while we had the

**chance**.My stomach knotted with the knowledge this might be our last

**chance**.At least then we'll stand half a

**chance**if the vamp goes ape-shit crazy.She couldn't help thinking her life had been wasted and hoped she still had a

**chance**to make it up to the one person who mattered.There's no

**chance**of that now, is there?We'll have one

**chance**to rip his hideout open and… Sofia watched them walk away, alone and cold.He'd said she had a

**chance**not only to leave, but also to help save Gabriel's life, if she did exactly as Darkyn said.You turn down a

**chance**to kill the Dark One?Gabriel had been, and she was furious at herself for not taking him more seriously and for choosing to accept Darkyn's deal instead of taking a

**chance**with Gabriel.Did it make her a bad person for wanting the best

**chance**at life?He was in love with a ghost and unwilling to take a

**chance**on you.I won't let you think there's a

**chance**this isn't real or permanent.You will never have a

**chance**with Gabriel, even when you win your deal.I can follow the threads, but no one else can, and there's always the

**chance**that something unexpected gets caught up in them.Those skills give me a small

**chance**of leaving, he reminded her.You weren't about to take a

**chance**that you lose her, Gabriel said, sounding baffled.You both have a

**chance**to make it right.You have that

**chance**now.But I'm the only one who has a

**chance**to try.You have a

**chance**to save yourself.If it does, wouldn't you rather take a

**chance**to owe me than be in debt to Darkyn?You were so close to the end, we couldn't take a

**chance**.You just have to give it a

**chance**.I'm just asking for the

**chance**, from both of you, to make things right.Deep down, I convinced myself we might have a

**chance**for custody of Martha.If someone tampered with the real bones, we don't want to give them a

**chance**to clean up whatever they might have left behind.She said she'd try and call when she got the

**chance**.The bones—there's a

**chance**they belonged to a man who may have gotten a high school girl pregnant.That's where the stream is directed, although there's a fair

**chance**of getting soaked anywhere.And you never had a

**chance**to talk to Billy.I think there's a good

**chance**it was either her or Fitzgerald.You never did get your

**chance**to talk to him about it.I gave you a

**chance**, didn't I?The

**chance**of anyone believing the story was practically nil.She answered her own question before he had a

**chance**.I'm going to take a

**chance**and go.There's less

**chance**of some sort of set up if we're both there.There's a

**chance**the offer for the mine was completely innocent—simply someone who was legitimately interested in The Lucky Pup and then changed his mind.I'm taking another

**chance**telling you, you know.He would have killed me if I'd given him half a

**chance**.Somewhat, but I had to take the

**chance**that they would be accepted as props and leave it at that.But then the little girl Martha came forward and changed everything before I had a

**chance**.Besides, there was a good

**chance**Billy would never see what Fitzgerald retrieved.Ralph warned me, but when I insisted, he figured if we stuck together Blackie wouldn't get away with doing anything—wouldn't have a

**chance**before we left the next day.Why go back into the mine after all these years and take the

**chance**of swapping the bones and getting caught?He didn't give her the reassurance she sought about whether or not they had a real future together, and she brokered a deal with the Dark One in a desperate attempt to ensure she had a

**chance**with Gabriel.Andre confirmed that her tumor was gone, which meant they had a

**chance**at a healthy relationship.I think it starts with us giving each other a

**chance**.Then, he'd stop throwing up barriers and give this Deidre a

**chance**.For taking a

**chance**on me.I cared about you and the humans enough to interfere and give you a second

**chance**.All I wanted was a

**chance**with you.Our path won't be easy, but we didn't spend thousands of years trying to be together not to take the

**chance**we have now.For the first time in their history, they stood a real

**chance**of turning a sordid love story into a pure one.He wasn't about to lose her or the

**chance**to build a life with the woman he'd loved for tens of thousands of years.I blew my

**chance**and now I may have destroyed yours.Well, Mrs. Barnett, here's your

**chance**to talk to your father-in-law – if you can fit a word in edgewise.She'd made a decision in front of him, one that warned him this might be his last

**chance**to reveal his secret.For example, before you ran into her in the mortal world, there was a ninety seven percent

**chance**you would've killed her the first time you met.You don't want to give yourself a second

**chance**to think it over.You now have a thirty five percent

**chance**of succeeding.She ran as fast as she could, knowing it was her only

**chance**.There's an eighty two percent

**chance**he'll kill you, if you're not behind those walls, the man replied.On paper, they had a ninety percent

**chance**of surviving the operation.Do you have a headache by

**chance**?She'd been freaked out by the in-between place and wanted him to wait until they reached their destination before he had a

**chance**to panic.Gabriel didn't like past-Deidre and wasn't willing to give her a

**chance**.The tumor is still growing, which means there is still a

**chance**at cognitive deterioration.Gabe gave him no

**chance**to run or fight but snatched his neck.You tear me away from the only stability I have in my life, expect me to change my view on the entire world overnight, reject me and now, you're asking me to take a

**chance**on something you can't guarantee.I notice that there's only a one percent

**chance**I get to make the decisions.What would it take for you to trust me enough to take a

**chance**?They had a journey to make together before they were in a functional relationship, but they'd never have that

**chance**, if he didn't find a way to buy them all time.Do you want me to take the one percent

**chance**?Even if … even if you don't want me, I want that

**chance**.There was no guarantee Gabriel wanted her, but she'd have a

**chance**.Deidre needed that

**chance**with him.She quickened her pace, not wanting to end up the dinner of some demon before she had a

**chance**to try to plan an escape.Do what the demon says and almost have a fifty percent

**chance**of surviving.Disobey him and I have like, a ten percent

**chance**.You might have a better

**chance**if you tell him you're you.He will know before you have a

**chance**to kiss him, she said, her fury building.I sacrificed everything for the

**chance**you would bring us together!He'd always hoped Rhyn would have another

**chance**, that Hell was a place to stash the dangerous immortal until the world was ready for him.But if I don't make him dead-dead, there's a good

**chance**this is the fate of the human world.Gabriel wondered if even a mate and a second

**chance**could help him.Rhyn was being given a second

**chance**, and Gabriel hoped he killed Sasha before the sands in the hourglass were gone.No offense, but I'm under the impression the others didn't have a

**chance**to object.Her only

**chance**at safety was across a swath of broken glass.She bathed in the unisex shower room, grateful for the lukewarm water and the

**chance**to scrub herself down and assess the damage.There really was no

**chance**of it.He felt dread knot in his stomach at the sign she wasn't going to give Rhyn yet another

**chance**.She relaxed and sank into the soft leather seats of the Town Car, telling herself she was being granted a

**chance**to be normal.She didn.t fit in; they made it clear every

**chance**they could, just as their leader did.But, if he could get some use out of him before it came time to kill him, he might have a better

**chance**of protecting Katie.A tremor of fear went through her, and Ully crept closer, as if she had half a

**chance**of defending them.Have you had a

**chance**to test the immunity blood Sasha brought?Her draw was not as consuming as Katie.s, which meant she.d have a much better

**chance**of surviving if not every demon and Immortal was drawn to her.Have you seen Ully by

**chance**?He had one

**chance**to make a safe life for her and their … hatchling.I think you have a better

**chance**of being accepted by the Immortals if you.re not my mate.By

**chance**, have you seen—Maybe there was a

**chance**he could leave Hell and come back to Kris.Given her first

**chance**to rest in over two days, she sighed, exhausted and irritated at having to dig her own clothing out of a box.That there was a better

**chance**of her selling art if she painted something no one else on earth could imagine?I've come to offer you the

**chance**to escape, so long as you take me to a … to a spaceship.The

**chance**for physical harm was too great.At least he gave her the

**chance**to go down fighting.You want me … to walk away from everything I know, my family … I knew it was possible, but I didn't think I'd have a

**chance**to go home at all … but still, I couldn't leave a whole planet to die!He'd begun to think he'd lost any

**chance**he had at keeping her.Ne'Rin didn't plan on giving her any

**chance**to live.Or would the fact that she never gave him an answer to stay or go make him unwilling to give her a second

**chance**?Besides, if you don't take a

**chance**in life, all the best opportunities will pass you by.The highway department would periodically close the road and, using explosive devices, create slides in a controlled condition, lessening the

**chance**for a surprising and perhaps deadly run loosed by nature on the unsuspecting below.With all the activity over the holidays, Dean hadn't had a

**chance**to hit the beautiful slopes of nearby Telluride.There goes any

**chance**of Mr. and Mrs. Dean doing any hugging and squirming tonight, Dean thought.I haven't seen my boy in over a year and I hardly got a

**chance**to say more than 'hi' before she scooted him downstairs.I haven't had a

**chance**with Bird Song packed like a sardine can.God has given me a second undeserved

**chance**at happiness!I suppose if she has a

**chance**to get lucky, she should jump on him, so to speak.Look, at least give it a

**chance**.He too was troubled to distraction by Shipton's presence, enough to pass up such an obvious

**chance**to pull Fred's leg.Fred didn't have a

**chance**to bellyache at the compromise before the phone interrupted.Maybe it was left up there to implicate you, but there's a good

**chance**it was just plain dropped by accident.It'll give you a

**chance**to telephone to Cynthia, too.Maybe that'll give us a

**chance**to talk to her.Dean wondered how Effie would accept the final chapter of Annie's diary, once he had a

**chance**to share it with her as Cynthia had promised.We don't get much

**chance**to turn the old clock back.There's a good

**chance**Donnie is finally about to get some psychiatric help— help a long time coming.There's a real good

**chance**he'll be living with us!The doctor thinks there's a good

**chance**he may even get over the speech problem in time.It looked like young Donnie had a

**chance**at life, in a home where love was in residence, instead of hatred and desperation.Don't be stupid and take the

**chance**!Granted, Shipton was taking a slight

**chance**, but a mighty slim one.Now there was a

**chance**she didn't kill herself.Jackson said, I think we should stay away from populated areas, the forest is our best

**chance**to stay hidden.It's not as if he had a

**chance**of getting by her.I am so sorry about that, but you never would have given me a

**chance**if you knew from the beginning.They were both quiet for a moment, and then Sarah said, "Will you please give me a

**chance**to prove that this isn't as bad as you think."Panic set in, and he wanted to beg right there, but knew he needed to get a grip to have any

**chance**with her.Jackson could not help but feel she had decided to let her guard down and give him a

**chance**.Elisabeth opened the door before Jackson had a

**chance**to ring the bell.Maybe Sarah was right and he should give Elisabeth a

**chance**to explain why she let this happen.Jackson decided to take a

**chance**she might be there.I went by your house and took a

**chance**I might find you here.I'm sure Sarah has something prepared on the off

**chance**you'll be there.I think your best

**chance**of winning Miriam over is if I talk to her.You won't be given another

**chance**to find her.He was terrified, yet knew he must hide his strength if they were to have any

**chance**.But every dime spent on the house meant that much less she could invest in the dairy - and the dairy was the one thing that stood a

**chance**of stimulating her anemic savings account.I cheated him out of his

**chance**at a good education?If you don't want him, why don't you throw him back so she can have a

**chance**at catching him?The excitement at the coop had cost Alex his

**chance**to watch a birth, but he accepted the loss in good humor.I thought we might have a

**chance**to talk a little.No, it was mere

**chance**that he was looking at her while he spoke to Katie.Sure. It kept you're mind so busy that you're hands didn't get a

**chance**to write.Was there a

**chance**for them - if she was willing to wait?But I wouldn't want to take a

**chance**on losing you.It would be encouraging him - indicating there was still a

**chance**.She screamed, racing for the tree and knowing she didn't have a

**chance**of outrunning the dog.Somewhere, somehow, everyone had to release themselves to

**chance**.No other regular army unit has a

**chance**out here.I was giving you a

**chance**to reconsider.She didn't know how he could take the

**chance**of hitting her, though!Even if she had one more

**chance**to talk to him, she wasn't sure what she'd say.She'd never taken a

**chance**on a man or let herself wonder what she was missing.At least we have a

**chance**to start over.Most people didn't get a second

**chance**like we did.She may never get the

**chance**to tell him or to apologize for their last exchange being one of anger and frustration.But maybe, just maybe, she'd have a second

**chance**.The sats would be on backup power right now, eliminating her

**chance**of communicating without drawing the fire of the missiles.Rhyn listened to his brother pad away in the soft sand. He'd spent thousands of years in Hell wishing to be dead-dead. Tomorrow, he'd have his

**chance**.And then I saw how good his heart is. He's a train wreck, but he's honorable and capable of such good. Kris pulled me into this world and assumed I'd do what I was told like a good little human. But when I told Rhyn I wanted to leave him, he asked for another

**chance**. It's like he woke up then and realized he wasn't in Hell anymore or trapped by his brothers' expectations.I almost believed we had half a

**chance**.Kiki didn't have a

**chance**to answer before the wooden door to their prison creaked open. Rhyn's head spun as he was hauled up and dragged into a well-lit hallway. Light and shadows wreaked havoc on his sense of place and time until he hit the cool stone floor again.Maybe we should give him a second

**chance**.No, but I don't think he's the same Rhyn we sent to Hell. I think he deserves a

**chance**to make things right.I chose to sacrifice my life so that you'd have the

**chance**to do this, Rhyn.I don't regret it, Rhyn. You've had the deck stacked against you. The least I could do was give you a second

**chance**.It has nothing to do with living in Andre's shadow your whole life and now having the

**chance**to prove yourself, she said with a faint smile.We wouldn't have a

**chance**.I think we have a better

**chance**if we go to Death's fortress.Since I'm here, I guess it's a good thing I didn't take a

**chance**on him.Everyone deserves a

**chance**at happiness, Deidre. Even rich girls running empires.It was who he was, if he gave himself the

**chance**to realize it.The old man opened the door with a barrage of questions, allowing Dean no

**chance**to escape the interrogation.There's not a

**chance**in a million your boy was 50 miles from the drop so don't give Baratto any excuse to clam up on me.Dean had no way of checking Byrne's mileage and if by

**chance**he had detoured east on Interstate 84, probably 30 miles further, instead of taking the more direct south-easterly route between Scranton and Parkside.Then he added, "There's not much

**chance**he's the guy we're looking for."There would be no

**chance**of leaving Norfolk that evening.It's not the Top of the Mark, but I may not get another

**chance**.If Cleary didn't want to be located, any

**chance**of Dean doing so now he knew someone was looking for him would be next to impossible.There's a

**chance**Cleary is just a cheating husband and someone is chasing him down.If it comes out later you weren't truthful with her there's a good

**chance**you can kiss any future goodbye.Not knowing who would show presented a

**chance**he might be recognized but as the eavesdropper wouldn't expect him to be there, it gave him an advantage.Then she said, "If you believe there's a

**chance**Jeff's alive you'd have to consider I might be a part of it."I can't blow the

**chance**, no matter how slim it is.Although it was decades since Dean's Boy Scout days and he didn't relish the thoughts of bedding his exhausted body on the ground, he felt, in addition to saving money, his

**chance**of running into his quarry in a camp ground was better.While Dean held out no illusions of leading the pack through the mountains, after turning out 73 miles of rolling hills on a humid Saturday, he felt more confident of his

**chance**of least not embarrassing himself.You gotta admit, it gives me a lot better

**chance**of checking out the crowds for Byrne.At least glancing at the passing riders gave him the

**chance**to carefully look them over.It wasn't a common name and there was little

**chance**it was a coincidence.If he was here, that means there's a good

**chance**he's still in the tour.If it comes down to it and we need an ID later in the week, I can locate the Greek god guy and show him the picture, but I didn't want to take the

**chance**this early.There's still a

**chance**he'll think it's another Pat Corbin who sounded familiar.You were taking a hell of a

**chance**.No

**chance**of that—that was another life.What is the pre-marriage speech about... the last

**chance**to back out?Tell Bill – but tell him not to talk to Alex about it before I get a

**chance**to.Alex had written the Game and Fish Commissions in several western states, hoping for a

**chance**at a mountain goat or sheep.The odds were slim, but because his purpose was educational, he might have a

**chance**.Growing old and waking up some day to realize you're alone because you were afraid to take a

**chance**.The animals were hungry and they were the only things that stood a

**chance**of taking her mind off Alex.She should have walked away and given him a

**chance**to think about it, instead of slapping that awful word from his mouth?It had been so long, and the absence of intimacy was ruining any

**chance**of salvaging their relationship.He's a good looking man with money, and there are a lot of women out there who would jump at the

**chance**to take him away from you.He was asking for a second

**chance**, but could they ever reclaim the relationship they had once enjoyed?If she had been alone, she might have taken a

**chance**crossing the field, but not with Jonathan.But don't you think you betray him by not giving him a

**chance**?It was a reminder of what they once shared and lost — a lesson that for some things, there is only one

**chance**.Is there any

**chance**that Lori's baby is yours?They had another

**chance**to build a relationship, and this time they'd do it right.I want us to have a

**chance**.I won't give them that

**chance**.However, if attacked by Others, he preferred to level everything around them than take the

**chance**he was the only one killed.I know if you all stay with us, we will have less of a

**chance**than if we're separated.If she told him more, he might influence the paths she saw in a way that would make their slim

**chance**of survival even slimmer.We are here because I saw this as the only

**chance**we really had.You had a

**chance**to do it in Ireland.At some point, he'd have to snatch Yully and Charles and drag them down to the immortal world and hope they had a

**chance**to Travel before being blasted to pieces.They gave me a second

**chance**.We have a second

**chance**now to live as we should have before.Whether or not Jonny would ever know that same sense of peace, there was always a

**chance**he could.He may never have the

**chance**to hold his own child.I wanted Sirian to be wrong, but the attack today…I can't take that

**chance**, Taran.She forced herself to remember why they died, what their deaths bought - -a

**chance**for her to live.She darted and danced away, focused on nothing but the two torches marking her

**chance**at freedom.I have one

**chance**to save you, Rissa.With Oceanan, they may have a

**chance**.She didn't doubt Taran's ability to defend her kingdom - -if he ever got the

**chance**.She admired his newfound air of command but couldn't help resenting him for having a second

**chance**she'd never get.But Sirian was free, which meant whatever his plan was, he would soon have a

**chance**to act.Old enough to defy me every

**chance**he had.That gave her a

**chance**to work with the newest horse she had bought.It will give you a

**chance**to work with the horses and get to know them as well as the land.It was a

**chance**she had to take unless she wanted to spend the rest of her life being what everyone else wanted.What she needed most was a

**chance**to cry.If anyone had a

**chance**of getting Senor Medena to listen, it was Alex.Maybe there was a

**chance**the situation could be resolved.Don't take his grandchild away without giving him a

**chance**.Would you throw that

**chance**away?Was there a

**chance**to salvage their marriage?Maybe she shouldn't have said it, but it was something he should know if they had a

**chance**.If it hadn't been for the way she looked at him when she thought he wasn't looking, he wouldn't have thought there was a

**chance**to get her back.Surely it wasn't

**chance**that found them both in this tiny town.She rose and opened the window, but a breeze didn't stand a

**chance**with the forest surrounding the cabin.Oh, he doesn't give me a

**chance**to get lonely.Anyway, I take a

**chance**every time I drive it.Justin was going to have his

**chance**.She was going to have her

**chance**.He wasn't going to give her the

**chance**to explain.Do you think they'd give you a

**chance**to save that creature?There's no

**chance**of rabies, is there?I still got a

**chance**, as long as you keep renting a new girl every night.He didn't believe in coincidences or

**chance**.Not giving him a

**chance**to argue, she ducked through the ropes and leapt to the floor.She'd play his little games – as long as he didn't bite her – if it meant she had a second

**chance**to get her hands on that necklace.She shifted, ready to run if she had the

**chance**.She sensed he was giving her the

**chance**to reject him.Any

**chance**they want what Jessi wants?Then again, when would she ever get a

**chance**to spend a night with someone who looked like him?Xander didn't give her a

**chance**to reconsider.I didn't kill you when I had the

**chance**.We figured out the girl can Travel, and I have a feeling I know where she's headed, if she gets the

**chance**, Damian added.There was a slim

**chance**they might've succeeded in making him disappear as well, had he been there.They'd have to hide forever and hope he never had the

**chance**to snatch her cousins.She wasn't so certain she and Xander had a

**chance**, though, especially with Jonny waiting to pounce.Did she want a

**chance**with him?You stay with us, you've got a

**chance**.I think he hacked into Ingrid's computer and has been waiting for his

**chance**.If the Original Other made it, there was a

**chance**the Original Watcher did as well.Xander didn't say what he wanted, that he took a

**chance**on Jessi, but she hadn't yet decided to take one on him.She wanted a

**chance**with him.The one time he took a

**chance**on someone … "We're meeting D there," Jule said and held out one fist to Xander, the other to Darian.She wanted a

**chance**with him, especially after witnessing the intense emotion on his face.It was too risky hoping she'd have a second

**chance**with him.He could not afford to leave anything to

**chance**.His course was disapproved; he was recalled and brought before the council of state, which blamed his conduct without giving him a

**chance**to justify himself.