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Word: windfall

Definition: fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event


Sentences Containing 'windfall'

The little man stood glancing from one to the other of us with half-frightened, half-hopeful eyes, as one who is not sure whether he is on the verge of a windfall or of a catastrophe.

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