- luck·i·ness, noun
Other definitions for lucky (2 of 2)
a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
a familiar name applied to a woman, as one's wife or a barmaid.
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How to use lucky in a sentence
She was luckier than Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, who was executed with a mortar round in October 2012.Kim Jong-un’s Ex-Lover Reportedly ‘Executed by Firing Squad’ | The Telegraph | August 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One 17-year-old male lost a forearm in 2012, while a 20-year-old was luckier and escaped with a just bite to his ankle.Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces | Trevor Butterworth | July 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were luckier than the seven who were shot on this same corer in February.Chicago Gangs Go ‘Wilding’ Amid Rising Gun Violence in Obama’s Hometown | Michael Daly | August 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lev, the son of a Moscow intelligentsia family, was luckier than the fictional Ivan Denisovich.‘Just Send Me Word’ by Orlando Figes: Life and Love in the Gulag | Owen Matthews | June 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ibi Roncaioli, already married to a wealthy doctor, got even luckier in 1991, when she won $5 million in the lottery.
Passengers bound west of that sinfully thriving town were luckier, as a rule, if they went by stage.Warrior Gap | Charles King
He went slowly back to the restaurant, begrudging Bobby to the luckier caretaker.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
Either Bunny was luckier than Buck, or a better tackler; opinion stood divided.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High | Leslie W. Quirk
Some of them squatted down in the muddy road, the luckier ones managed to lean their backs against the slimy walls.The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
You are luckier than I; there isn't a soul in the world to do as much for me.The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol
British Dictionary definitions for lucky
having or bringing good fortune
happening by chance, esp as desired
- luckily, adverb
- luckiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with lucky
see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.
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