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against the odds

Despite being very likely to fail. Against the odds, he was able to survive being stranded in the wilderness for a week with no food.
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This remonstrance was made as the batteau arrived close to the place where the deer was struggling with the water, his back now rising to the surface, now sinking beneath it, as the waves curled from his neck, the animal still sustaining itself nobly against the odds,
Aladdin PG, 128mins, opens Wednesday WILL Smith is the Genie to Mena Massoud's Aladdin, above, in this version of the beloved tale of a street urchin who finds a magic lamp and love against the odds.
We managed to beat Zamalek at home against the odds and we are able to replicate it against Berkane.'
Summary: Dubai folk-rock band will film a special version of their track 'Against The Odds'
Issued as part of the 'Against the Odds' series, this makes a useful, highly visual, addition to the nonfiction shelves.
But against the odds and despite the doubts of her colleagues, she quickly proves an asset to the force in such tense days.
There were nationwide street parties when Carlos Queiroz's side, against the odds, defeated South Korea in Ulsan last year, securing an unlikely passage to Brazil.
A Robbie Dale-inspired fightback almost saw 10-man Blyth Spartans earn a draw against the odds at free-scoring Worksop Town.
As expected, the home pair reduced Solihull's lead to two shots at the halfway stage, but Lewis and Finney still held that advantage after 18 ends and, against the odds, took three shots on the next two.
YOUNG gardeners in Northumberland have been Highly Commended in the Gardening Against The Odds Awards.
New York, NY, December 06, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Against the Odds is the 7th romantic suspense book in the wildly popular Against Series.
CHRIS Robshaw is determined to put two of the toughest weeks of his career behind him when he leads England into a battle against the odds at Twickenham today.
Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care.
Ben Igwe's Against the Odds has joined the growing body of Afro-diasporic fiction in which relationships are built around characters descended from old African American families and new African immigrants, thus giving rise to exciting new interpersonal conditions, and, sometimes, ambivalent and problematic situations.
DARLINGTON 2 ROTHERHAM 0 GARETH WAITE is proving an unlikely hero in Darlington's battle against the odds to beat the drop.