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fortunate

adjective  /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət/ us  
receiving or bringing a good thing that was uncertain or unexpected: a fortunate choice [+ to infinitive] You’re fortunate to have found such a pleasant house. [+ that clause] It was fortunate that you left in time.
fortunately
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət·li/ us  
Fortunately we were already home when it started to snow.
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