having unexpected good fortune
"other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
"golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
presaging good fortune
"she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
Coming by good luck or favorable chance.
Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.
Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts.
Lucky, favored by fortune.
coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment
receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky
"Fortunate" is a neo soul song from the 1999 motion picture Life and was released on the film's soundtrack. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R. Kelly and recorded by Maxwell. "Fortunate" was awarded Best R&B Single of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards and Best R&B/Soul Single at Soul Train Awards. Maxwell was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Male Vocalist and also nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Song of the Year. The song, Maxwell's biggest hit to date, spent eight weeks at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It is his first number-one R&B hit, eventually followed by "Pretty Wings" in 2009. The song was made exclusively for the film and was played during the end credits.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Fortunate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4543
Rank popularity for the word 'Fortunate' in Adjectives Frequency: #868
The numerical value of Fortunate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Fortunate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Fortunate in a Sentence
All of Indiana mourns the loss of Principal Susan Jordan, our hearts ache for her family, the school community and for all the children who were fortunate enough to be part of her world. Hoosiers will never forget that Principal Jordan lived the life of a hero and can always be grateful for her service and courage.
I was very fortunate to have coaches, teammates, billets and parents who supported me throughout my career. it also takes a lot of luck to get to the NHL.
Its nice to hear the fans cheer, silver lining sort of thing, should I go to the pile or not? I knew everything was messed up there for a little bit, but I think somewhat fortunate it wasnt worse.
So far, I've been fortunate but we all know in this sport that it can be short-lived, if something happens to the back or whatever it may be, it's a tricky slope. I'm just thankful for the very healthy years that I've had and I do the best to get as many more as I can.
I am very fortunate to have the pathology reports show that the tumors are all non-aggressive, and that there is no indication that they have spread, so thanks to my local doctor Cliff Sewell and the incredible team at the Mayo Clinic, all is well and I can return to normal activities in two weeks from my surgery.
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