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It is rather an absurd idea, and it may be more fortunate than good.

And were the Lily and her lover to be more fortunate than all those millions?

Nay, I will say no ill of the man; to revile one more fortunate is poor argument.

But I hope that, late as it is, we may be more fortunate now.

Puyguilhem was more fortunate than prudent, and was not discovered.

"That was more fortunate for your family than it was for my sex," said Nelson, gallantly.

You think, I said, that to act with a wise man is more fortunate than to act with an ignorant one?

Amid the dangers of the sea, again, are any more fortunate on the whole than wise pilots?

He was more fortunate at the opposite door, for Alfred was still asleep.

He hoped to discover someone who had been more fortunate in escape.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MORE FORTUNATE

better-off

adjectivebeing in a more advantageous position
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