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Today, we are fortunate enough to have more options than ever.

In November of 2019 I was fortunate enough to attend the Google webmaster conference at Google headquarters in Mountain View.

The youngest of four children of a military general in La Paz, she got in trouble for sneaking food and clothes from her home to give to less fortunate neighbors.

America is fortunate to have Pete as their secretary of transportation.

Wachter and several older Americans who were recently vaccinated told The Washington Post they consider themselves fortunate to have gotten the shots and realize navigating the uncertainties of a post-vaccine life is a good problem to have.

I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.

“He is fortunate he found himself in the same room,” David Kirkpatrick, author of a book about the website, told the Times.

I was very fortunate that the actors, DP, and set designer I had were top-level.

She is aware that both personally and professionally, she has been fortunate.

Residents fortunate enough to have escaped began returning to the destroyed village at the beginning of August.

And having an enormous appetite he was fortunate in being expert at finding angleworms.

He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.

The events which succeeded this fortunate capture are too well known to require more than a very brief recapitulation.

I never dare venture over except as the guest of some more fortunate friend.

Mr. Meadow Mouse did not hesitate to use it, being one of those fortunate folk that are quite at home anywhere.


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The adjective fortunate, which describes people or events marked by good fortune, implies that success is obtained by the operation of favorable circumstances more than by direct effort; it is usually applied to grave or large matters (especially those happening in the ordinary course of things): fortunate in one’s choice of a partner; a fortunate investment. Happy emphasizes a pleasant ending or something that happens at just the right moment: By a happy accident, I received the package on time. Lucky, a more colloquial word, is applied to situations that turn out well by chance: lucky at cards; my lucky day.

On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fortunate, such as: affluent, encouraging, fortuitous, happy, healthy, and helpful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.