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But am I so fortunate as to find you willing to return with me?

Going to his office, he was fortunate enough to find him in, and unengaged.

You are, indeed, fortunate in having escaped from the snare he laid for you.

Unless we are fortunate enough to find some, retreat is inevitable.

We have been most fortunate in finding water, and I am indeed very thankful for it.

It was fortunate that, in this case, no fears could be entertained.

That's fortunate, sir; if you are a stranger here, your service to me will be greater.

We are fortunate in the ability and integrity of our Federal judges and attorneys.

Had the creek been their only creditor the Carters would have been fortunate.

Yet, measured according to the stern standards of adversity, Mary was fortunate.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin fortunatus "prospered, prosperous; lucky, happy," past participle of fortunare "to make prosperous," from fortuna (see fortune). Fortunate Islands "mythical abode of the blessed dead, in the Western Ocean," early 15c., translates Latin Fortunatae Insulae.

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