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Definitions of fortunate

  1. Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Fortunately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Happening by good fortune; lucky; successful. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some unexpected good; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate ticket in a lottery: lucky; successful; receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; as, a fortunate adventurer, in a lottery; I was most fortunate thus unexpectedly to meet my friend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Lucky; having good fortune. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Favored with good fortune. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Coming by good luck; lucky; bringing or boding good luck or success; auspicious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Lucky; successful; happy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fortunate

  1. That the Negro church is conservative is due to teaching and to tradition, and it is fortunate that Providence has had it so. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  2. Wasn't it fortunate Mr. Brent, that Mrs. Spence happened to find me? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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