bringing or indicating good fortune: resulting favorably; auspicious: She made a fortunate decision to go on to medical school.
- for·tu·nate·ly, adverb
- for·tu·nate·ness, noun
- qua·si-for·tu·nate, adjective
- qua·si-for·tu·nate·ly, adverb
- su·per·for·tu·nate, adjective
- su·per·for·tu·nate·ly, adverb
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How to use fortunate in a sentence
Today, we are fortunate enough to have more options than ever.Best heated throw blanket: Bundle up with these electric blankets | PopSci Commerce Team | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
In November of 2019 I was fortunate enough to attend the Google webmaster conference at Google headquarters in Mountain View.Quest for more coverage: Making a case for larger exports from Google Search Console’s Coverage reporting | Glenn Gabe | February 9, 2021 | Search Engine Land
The youngest of four children of a military general in La Paz, she got in trouble for sneaking food and clothes from her home to give to less fortunate neighbors.
America is fortunate to have Pete as their secretary of transportation.In first for LGBTQ history, Buttigieg confirmed as Cabinet-level appointee | Chris Johnson | February 2, 2021 | Washington Blade
Wachter and several older Americans who were recently vaccinated told The Washington Post they consider themselves fortunate to have gotten the shots and realize navigating the uncertainties of a post-vaccine life is a good problem to have.Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do? | Laurie McGinley, Lenny Bernstein | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was very fortunate that the actors, DP, and set designer I had were top-level.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre | Marlow Stern | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She is aware that both personally and professionally, she has been fortunate.
Residents fortunate enough to have escaped began returning to the destroyed village at the beginning of August.
And having an enormous appetite he was fortunate in being expert at finding angleworms.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The events which succeeded this fortunate capture are too well known to require more than a very brief recapitulation.
I never dare venture over except as the guest of some more fortunate friend.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Mr. Meadow Mouse did not hesitate to use it, being one of those fortunate folk that are quite at home anywhere.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for fortunate
having good luck; lucky
occurring by or bringing good fortune or luck; auspicious
- fortunateness, noun
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