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That is just the first of several fortuitous twists of fate.
ROGER FEDERER MAY BE OUT WITH AN INJURY, BUT HE’S PRESENT — AND FORTHCOMING — IN A NEW BOOKMICHAEL CAVNAAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Over time, a sphere of rock formed around the fossil before eventually breaking open in a fortuitous way.
HOW FOSSILIZATION PRESERVED A 310-MILLION-YEAR-OLD HORSESHOE CRAB’S BRAINREBECCA DZOMBAKAUGUST 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
It was a far less fortuitous time to be an autistic person in the real world.
ATYPICAL FELL SHORT AS BOTH AUTISTIC REPRESENTATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. AT LEAST IT WAS ECLIPSED DURING ITS OWN TIMESARAH KURCHAKJULY 16, 2021TIME
It was a fortuitous find, as most of the brewery’s archives had been destroyed in a series of fires.
SENATE, A CLASSIC D.C. BEER, IS ON TAP AT NATIONALS PARK THIS SEASONSCOTT ALLENAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
A CHILD’S MURDER, A LYNCH MOB AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NAACPJERALD WALKERMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
SETI: NEW SIGNAL EXCITES ALIEN HUNTERS—HERE’S HOW WE COULD FIND OUT IF IT’S REALMICHAEL GARRETTJANUARY 7, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
But the inordinate and fortuitous gains from land are really only one example from a general class.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In short, birth was fortuitous, a product of circumstance plus proximity, its get a biological accident.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
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WORDS RELATED TO FORTUITOUS

  • amplified
  • coincidental
  • concomitant
  • concurrent
  • conjectural
  • contingent
  • detailed
  • environmental
  • fortuitous
  • inconclusive
  • indirect
  • inferential
  • presumptive
  • provisional
  • uncertain
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