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
A family vacation to an amusement park – or a trip to the grocery store, a football game or school – should not result in children becoming sickened by an almost 100 percent preventable disease, we are fortunate to have an incredibly effective tool that can prevent our children from suffering. That is so rare in medicine.
I was a lasso instructor and a lariat importer, and they were all weird, fleeting jobs, i've been fortunate to do music all my life, and I've done enough acting to make it fun.
Never and Always Never take advantage of someone who loves you Never avoid someone who needs you Never betray anyone who has trust in you Never forget the people that always remember you Never speak ill of a person who is not present Never support something you know is wrong or unethical Always speak to your parents on their birthday and anniversary Always defend those who cannot defend themselves Always forgive those you love who have made mistakes Always give something to those less fortunate than you Always remember to look back at those who helped you succeed Always call your parents and siblings on New Year’s Eve. R.J. Intindola- 1985
Those of us who were fortunate enough to spend time with Wes knew him as a generous and thoughtful man whose strong will was matched only by his passion and drive for uplifting others.
I think marriage has a lot of vitality, if you’re fortunate, it’s like this dazzling organism.
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- щастлив, късметлийски, удаченBulgarian
- suotuisa, onnekas, lupaavaFinnish
- fortanachScottish Gaelic
- fortunoza, hazarda, hazardalaIdo
- may mắnVietnamese
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