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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUCKIEST

So this capture of Naomi was the luckiest chance that could have befallen him at such a moment.

You mean—no matter—I suppose the luckiest hand is not all trumps!

Do you ever look upon yourself as the luckiest fellow in Europe, Upton?

Isn't it the luckiest thing that everyone hasn't the same likes?

Isn't it the luckiest thing that Ella had so many beautiful clothes!

A "star" found on the Line of Sun is one of the luckiest and most fortunate signs to have.

"You're the luckiest man in this whole big town," declared Stuart.

But it was only by the luckiest of accidents that Henri was still alive.

If you only knew it, you are the luckiest little girls in the world.

Bill Joseph is the luckiest man that ever tapped a slot machine.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.

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