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luckily

[luhk-uh-lee] /ˈlʌk ə li/
adverb
1.
by good luck; fortunately:
Luckily we had enough money.
Origin of luckily
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; lucky1 + -ly
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  • There was no water at Point Malcolm, but luckily we had filled our canteens.

  • He was in a shallow basin which luckily pointed in the right direction for him.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • luckily, at four came early-morning temperatures; that roused her.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • I have luckily deposited my parcel, and have your letter of last night.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
Word Origin and History for luckily
adv.

1520s, from lucky + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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