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Word: fortuitous

Definition: accidental; by chance; N. fortuity

Sentences Containing 'fortuitous'

'It is not for one, situated, through his original errors and a fortuitous combination of unpropitious events, as is the foundered Bark (if he may be allowed to assume so maritime a denomination), who now takes up the pen to address you--it is not, I repeat, for one so circumstanced, to adopt the language of compliment, or of congratulation.
After a somewhat fortuitous net cord at deuce of that game, Murray hit a backhand pass at match point to confirm the win.
After returning to Australia, Miall and Luhrmann had a fortuitous meeting with Andrew Pike, head of the Canberra-based independent distribution company Ronin Films.
However, it was the Northeast in particular that developed most rapidly, owing to a number of fortuitous circumstances.
It may be of interest to note that Raney's choice of nickel-aluminium ratio was fortuitous and without any real scientific basis.
One Munrung is afflicted with sinus problems, a normally unpleasant situation but which proves fortuitous to this story's successful conclusion.
Quite simply, through what seems in retrospect to have been a fortuitous congruence of persons and events.
The cast. Casting for the series was fortuitous, as were many production details.
The fortuitous nature of the show's assembly extended to its theme "song", a hodgepodge of four musical selections, the two most notable of which were mashed-up versions of the Champ Boys' funked-up version of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, and an instrumental version of Donna Summer's Love to Love You Baby -or, more precisely, its bass line, which is common to both songs.
Their retreat left a serious gap in the centre of the French line, which was only filled by the fortuitous arrival of a line infantry company.
They felt the time was now fortuitous to do a new graphic novel collection.
They paint, in the most magnificent colours, the order, beauty, and wise arrangement of the universe; and then ask, if such a glorious display of intelligence could proceed from the fortuitous concourse of atoms, or if chance could produce what the greatest genius can never sufficiently admire.
This proved to be fortuitous, as legal issues prevented the plan from going ahead.
Unfortunately, in the archives of RAI, unless there are some fortuitous discoveries, only two films survived of the director's recorded TV dramas – one for "Harlequinade" by Terence Rattigan and one for "S'egli tornasse" (If he were to return here) by Orio Vergani – and only a few seconds of the TV movie "Ritorno dall’abisso" (Return from the Abyss).

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