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Yet today l consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address
July 4, 2014
At their luckiest, some writers skewer the present while accidentally anticipating events to come.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea
May 18, 2014
Though, I still do run the Bobcat from time to time … I swear, my timing has made me the luckiest Marine.A Man to Believe In: Eulogy for Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian
March 5, 2014
The luckiest of them proceeded through the snow to a playground where Hoffman had often taken his three children.Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Mourner’s Playground
February 4, 2014
Until that day comes, CG Technology CEO Lee Amaitis might be the luckiest man in Las Vegas.Las Vegas Betting Scandal Earns $5.5 Million Fine but the Boss Walks
John L. Smith
January 21, 2014
So this capture of Naomi was the luckiest chance that could have befallen him at such a moment.The Scapegoat
You mean—no matter—I suppose the luckiest hand is not all trumps!Lord Kilgobbin
Do you ever look upon yourself as the luckiest fellow in Europe, Upton?The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
Isn't it the luckiest thing that everyone hasn't the same likes?
Isn't it the luckiest thing that Ella had so many beautiful clothes!
- having or bringing good fortune
- happening by chance, esp as desired
Word Origin and History for luckiest
mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.