авось

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аво́сь ‎(avósʹ)

  1. (colloquial) perhaps, maybe (low certainty)
    Аво́сь повезёт.‎ ― Avósʹ povezjót. ― We/I may yet succeed. (with low certainty)

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аво́сь ‎(avósʹm inan ‎(genitive аво́ся, nominative plural аво́си, genitive plural аво́сей)

  1. blind trust in divine providence; blind faith in sheer luck; blind trust in sheer luck; counting on a miracle
    Наде́ясь на аво́сь, я реши́л вы́ехать на встре́чную по́лосу, что́бы объе́хать про́бку.
    Nadéjasʹ na avósʹ, ja rešíl výjexatʹ na vstréčnuju pólosu, štóby obʺjéxatʹ próbku.
    Counting on a miracle, I decided to slip into the oncoming lane to get around the traffic jam.
  2. faith in serendipity; may still; might yet; possibly
    ру́сский «аво́сь»‎ ― rússkij “avósʹ” ― said about the alleged unconcern of Russians and their tendency to rely on luck

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