Origin of fortunate
Examples from the Web for fortunate
I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.
“He is fortunate he found himself in the same room,” David Kirkpatrick, author of a book about the website, told the Times.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is aware that both personally and professionally, she has been fortunate.
“It was the least fortunate or unlucky place to be born female,” she said.The Life of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, the (Most Likely) Real 'Mona Lisa'|Justin Jones|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If America is fortunate, the economy will continue to improve, while the 2016 campaign will focus on what ails the country.
At the mouth of the sack was a fortunate piece of cord, threaded through a circle of ragged holes.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
Fortunate it is that not many parents are consistent Christian Scientists.What is Christian Science?|M. M. Mangasarian
Which should be the fortunate one she should not decide until a week before the date fixed for sailing.
How fortunate that he had left this wide open when starting after that bucket of water!Rocky Mountain Boys|St. George Rathborne
We were better off than the mass, and as well off as the most fortunate.Andersonville, Volume 1|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for fortunate
Word Origin and History for fortunate
late 14c., from Latin fortunatus "prospered, prosperous; lucky, happy," past participle of fortunare "to make prosperous," from fortuna (see fortune). Fortunate Islands "mythical abode of the blessed dead, in the Western Ocean," early 15c., translates Latin Fortunatae Insulae.