Origin of fortunate
Examples from the Web for fortunately
There is, fortunately, not too much telling of the future in Harry Potter.
Fortunately, another group is leaning in: Turkish women business leaders.
Fortunately, Pomplamoose made some money to offset some of these expenses.
Fortunately, no one gives a damn about a Daily Beast reporter.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fortunately, they are drawn from a pathetic preterite far beneath the contempt of our cultural elite.
Fortunately they were all removed previous to the disastrous fire of Jan. 11, 1879.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Most fortunately for us the forenoon turned out fair and we stripped and dried our clothes.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
Fortunately the day had been remarkably cool, almost cold, the thermometer only rose to 80° in the shade.
Fortunately, Victoria was quite prepared to accept in this matter Albert's judgment.Abraham Lincoln|George Haven Putnam
Fortunately, Helen Cumberly's self-chosen path in life had taught her how to handle the nascent and undesirable lover.The Yellow Claw|Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for fortunately (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for fortunately (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for fortunately (1 of 2)
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.