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fortune

a power or force, often personalized, regarded as being responsible for human affairs; chance
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Advances in technology had opened deep fishing grounds for the prized delicacy in the Tasman Sea, and fleets were making fortunes by dragging big, elongated trawls over the crags of extinct volcanoes, or seamounts, more than 600 meters below the surface.
Certainly the circus has got off to a confusing start with advertising agencies making fortunes attempting to tattoo their client's number on your mind.
Television was filled with commercials about goofball slackers making fortunes via electronic trading.
4, Cancel the registration of aging and mediocre foreign players making fortunes from the WRU and Premier clubs.
Since then, the twice-divorced, 28-year-old Scots exile has kept on making fortunes.
But, some Zaireans are making fortunes from the tragedy.
No doubt they will now invest their newfound extra wealth in the private health care companies that will soon be making fortunes out of the taxes that the rest of us pay, in full.
Laundry survivor Maureen Taylor said that the institutions, highlighted in the harrowing 2002 film The Magdalene Sisters, were making fortunes.
But they are making fortunes at our expense - especially the most vulnerable in society, who are confronted with greater levels of cold, damp or hunger.
Alex, Whitton A selfless bunch How fortunate we are, as punters, that Patrick Nixon (Letters, November 28) and his members at the Association of British Bookmakers continue to ply their trade through sheer altruism when they could be making fortunes on the exchanges, betting to a 100 per cent book and paying commission on top.
THE trade in illegal drugs is a cynical business which is ruining the lives of millions while making fortunes for others.
Teenagers today, who are young and impressionable, also see footballers and pops stars making fortunes with endorsements and sponsorship.