Meaning of “fortunately” in the English Dictionary

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"fortunately" in British English

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fortunatelyadverb

uk /ˈfɔː.tʃən.ət.li/ us /ˈfɔːr.tʃən.ət.li/

B1 happening because of good luck:

Fortunately, we got home before it started to rain.
Opposite

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  • Fortunately, we had come prepared.
  • Fortunately, no one was in the building when it collapsed.
  • Fortunately, my coat was still where I had left it.
  • Fortunately, the ball just missed the window.
  • Fortunately, we got to the shop just before it shut.

(Definition of “fortunately” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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