Thesaurus / fortuitous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
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.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In short, birth was fortuitous, a product of circumstance plus proximity, its get a biological accident.
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
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.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
No such fortuitous circumstances would ever again throw him into the arms of a woman,—not such a woman as Doris Cleveland.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
WORDS RELATED TO FORTUITOUS
- from left field
- not bargained for
- not in the cards
- out of the blue
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