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synonyms for fortuitous

  • fortunate
  • odd
  • random
  • serendipitous
  • unforeseen
  • arbitrary
  • casual
  • chance
  • contingent
  • fluke
  • fluky
  • haphazard
  • happy
  • incidental
  • luck in
  • luck out
  • lucky-dog
  • providential
  • unplanned
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antonyms for fortuitous

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  • calculated
  • deliberate
  • designed
  • intentional
  • planned
  • unlucky
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How to use fortuitous in a sentence

It was a fortuitous find, as most of the brewery’s archives had been destroyed in a series of fires.
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It was a fortuitous time to have one, for the pressing question of the day regarding her race was how to deal with its continued subjugation, often enforced by lynching.
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The perfect celestial alignment of moving and potentially rotating transmitters and receivers, separated by interstellar distances, is always likely to be a fortuitous and sometimes temporary circumstance.
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But the inordinate and fortuitous gains from land are really only one example from a general class.
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In short, birth was fortuitous, a product of circumstance plus proximity, its get a biological accident.
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Many finds have been simply fortuitous, but tombs have been the most valuable repositories.
THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
This one has ended in a great good; really, it's the most fortuitous happening in my brief career as a minister of the Gospel.
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No one supposes the agreement with the phenomena of light with the theory of undulations to be merely fortuitous.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
She had disposed of their previous meeting lightly, as though such fortuitous incidents had not been lacking in her life.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Moreover, science, like tradition, has formulated from the fortuitous and abnormal condition of humanity a general law.
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WORDS RELATED TO FORTUITOUS

  • adventitious
  • casual
  • chance
  • coincidental
  • contingent
  • fluky
  • fortuitous
  • inadvertent
  • incidental
  • random
  • uncalculated
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen
  • unintended
  • unintentional
  • unplanned
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