She spoke over the afternoon hum of serendipity, the famous Upper East Side ice-cream parlor.
Then came one of those weird bits of serendipity that make the writing life—and the book tour—worth all the trouble.
I often think about the fall lines of life, the invisible tightropes that divide moments of calamity and serendipity.
Get to know these three terms: Timeline, the Open Graph, and serendipity—the process of stumbling toward discovery.
It is really matter of serendipity that Michael Vick has changed, and the over-under on bamboozlement is still 50 percent.
It was just six o'clock, and the public-house opposite the serendipity shop was lighting up.
They think of serendipity as earned, of work as bestowed, of success as deserved and reserved to the deserving.
serendipity, sėr-en-dip′i-ti, n. a love for rare old books and other articles of virtu.
It is more than this: it is a matter of observation to any one with a moderate degree of "serendipity."
That polite trifler is fond of a word which he coined himself—'serendipity.'
1754 (but rare before 20c.), coined by Horace Walpole (1717-92) in a letter to Horace Mann (dated Jan. 28); he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of." The name is from Serendip, an old name for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), from Arabic Sarandib, from Sanskrit Simhaladvipa "Dwelling-Place-of-Lions Island."