good luck

Good fortune or a happy outcome, especially by chance. For example, It was sheer good luck that brought this offer my way, or, as Shakespeare put it in The Merry Wives of Windsor (3:5): “As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page.” [Late 1400s]

Words Nearby good luck

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How to use good luck in a sentence

  • (Holding out his hand) Good-bye, Bob, and—quite honestly—good luck.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • It was by great good luck that you were found and conveyed secretly here by the garden entrance.

    The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
  • By good luck I managed to get into a house while everyone was away, and get a change of clothes.

  • By good luck, he found, on examining the larder, that there were odds and ends of one kind and another sufficient for a meal.

  • There followed the story of his good luck, the prodigious chance that had placed him suddenly upon the road to fortune.

    The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet