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fortunate

adjective    /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət/
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    /ˈfɔr·tʃə·nət·li/ adverb [not gradable] Fortunately we were already home when it started to snow.
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