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fortune

a power or force, often personalized, regarded as being responsible for human affairs; chance
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One thing the episode had accomplished was to assure me of Sola's friendliness toward the poor girl, and also to convince me that I had been extremely fortunate in falling into her hands rather than those of some of the other females.
So I told him of my escape and of my fortunate meeting with the king's grooms, and how kindly I had been received at the palace.
Mary had heard herself mentioned to Miss Bingley as the most accomplished girl in the neighbourhood; and Catherine and Lydia had been fortunate enough never to be without partners, which was all that they had yet learnt to care for at a ball.
Here they fell in with the Blackfeet bands, and considered themselves fortunate in being able to retreat from the dangerous neighborhood without sustaining any loss.
Dimmesdale considered it so very fortunate we hesitate to reveal.
There was, perhaps, a fortunate disorder in his utterance, which failed to impart any distinct idea to the good widows comprehension, or which Providence interpreted after a method of its own.
How fortunate it is that I am accustomed to take a long aim, instead of firing at the instant I raise my weapon
Instead of being efficient and fortunate, they are going to try to be inefficient and fortunate instead.
Actor Akshaye Khanna, who has portrayed myriad roles such as the romantic hero, an antagonist, a police officer and a soldier among many others in his decade-long career in Bollywood, feels lucky and fortunate to get a variety of roles to play on the big screen.
What is the best way to reach out to the less fortunate during Ramadan?
Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music comes from the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of the most beloved bands in rock music history, and provides an autobiography that fills in many blanks in Fogarty's career and life.
Adam Fortunate Eagle (author); SCALPING COLUMBUS AND OTHER DAMN INDIAN STORIES; University of Oklahoma Press (Fiction: Short Stories) 19.