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fortunately

[ fawr-chuh-nit-lee ]
/ ˈfɔr tʃə nɪt li /
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Definition of fortunately

adverb
it is fortunate that: The groceries cost more than I thought they would, but fortunately I had just enough money with me.
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Origin of fortunately

First recorded in 1540–60; fortunate + -ly
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How to use fortunately in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fortunately

fortunately
/ (ˈfɔːtʃənɪtlɪ) /

adverb
(sentence modifier) it is fortunate that; luckily
in a fortunate manner
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