fortunately
adverb Date: 1548 1. in a fortunate manner 2. it is fortunate that <
fortunately, no one was hurt
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  • Fortunately — For tu*nate*ly, adv. In a fortunate manner; luckily; successfully; happily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fortunately — 1540s, from FORTUNATE (Cf. fortunate) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fortunately — [adv] luckily auspiciously, by good luck, by happy chance*, favorably, happily, in good time*, in the nick of time*, opportunely, prosperously, providentially, satisfyingly, seasonably, successfully, swimmingly, well; concepts 537,544,572 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • fortunately — ► ADVERB ▪ it is fortunate that …   English terms dictionary

  • fortunately — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tʃʊnɪtli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with cl, oft ADV for n Fortunately is used to introduce or indicate a statement about an event or situation that is good. Fortunately, the weather that winter was reasonably mild... Fortunately for me, my… …   English dictionary

  • fortunately — for|tu|nate|ly [ fɔrtʃənətli ] adverb ** used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck: LUCKILY: There was a proposal to change the exam system again, but fortunately it was rejected. Fortunately for the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fortunately */*/ — UK [ˈfɔː(r)tʃənətlɪ] / US [ˈfɔrtʃənətlɪ] adverb used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck There was a proposal to change the exam system again, but fortunately it was rejected. Fortunately for… …   English dictionary

  • fortunately — adverb a) In a fortunate manner. <!example? Fortunately, Sams pet hamster was not dead. b) It is (or was, etc) fortunate that. Syn: auspiciously, luckily, happily, mercifully …   Wiktionary

  • fortunately — for|tu|nate|ly [ˈfo:tʃənətli US ˈfo:r ] adv [sentence adverb] happening because of good luck = ↑luckily ▪ Fortunately, everything worked out all right in the end …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fortunately — adverb (sentence adverb) happening because of good luck: Fortunately the fire was discovered soon after it started …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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