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fortuitous

adjective    /fɔrˈtu·ɪ·t̬əs/
( esp . of something to your advantage ) happening by chance : We made a fortuitous escape . The discovery of the files was fortuitous. fortuitously    /fɔrˈtu·ɪ·t̬əs·li/ adverb They had fortuitously been out of the house when the fire started .
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