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Origin of fortuitous
synonym study for fortuitous
words often confused with fortuitous
Many object to the use of fortuitous to mean simply “fortunate” and insist that it should be limited to its original sense of “accidental.” In modern standard use, however, fortuitous almost always carries the senses both of accident or chance and luck or fortune. It is infrequently used in its sense of “accidental” without the suggestion of good luck, and even less frequently in the sense “lucky” without at least a suggestion of accident or chance: A fortuitous encounter with a former schoolmate led to a new and successful career for the artist.
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Example sentences from the Web for fortuitous
He couldn’t have known back then how fortuitous his timing was.Why micro-gyms could be the next big thing in fitness|Rachel King|December 26, 2020|Fortune
The fortuitous friendship is a product of chance and a wrong text number.Despite covid-19 loss, ‘Thanksgiving Grandma’ celebrates with the young man she met by accidental text|Paulina Villegas|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
It’s fortuitous that today’s sheltered-in-place teenagers can congregate in online multiplayer gaming platforms.My kids are on screens more than ever during the pandemic. Here’s why I’m not panicking.|Jordan Shapiro|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
For Angela Madsen, it was a fortuitous time to row into the isolation of the Pacific Ocean.
He and Hang Yu, also an environmental microbiologist at Caltech, report their fortuitous find in the July 16 Nature.Scientists stumbled across the first known manganese-fueled bacteria|Carolyn Beans|July 21, 2020|Science News