chanced (part of speech: verb)
- A number of scientific gentlemen were dining together at Liverpool- a hundred years ago- when one of the company wagered that he would read a newspaper at the distance of two hundred feet by the light of a farthing candle. - "A Yacht Voyage Round England", W.H.G. Kingston.
- Many a girl's beauty vanishes suddenly at about fourteen without leaving a trace; but I would have wagered my head that your cousin would have been beautiful," remarks Lato. - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
- To tell the truth, I would have wagered a handsome sum that the story of my expedition that summer would stain no paper and spoil not a single pen. - "The Prisoner of Zenda", Anthony Hope.