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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortunately, fortuitously, luckily, as luck would have itadverb

    by good fortune

    "fortunately the weather was good"


  1. fortunatelyadverb

    It is (or was, etc) fortunate that.

    Fortunately, Sam's pet hamster was not dead.

  2. fortunatelyadverb

    In a fortunate manner.

    Fortunately, Sam's pet hamster was not dead.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortunatelyadverb

    in a fortunate manner; luckily; successfully; happily

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortunately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4582

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortunately' in Adverbs Frequency: #329

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortunately in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortunately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fortunately in a Sentence

  1. Emmanuel Macron:

    Fortunately you did n’t invite anybody skeptical of global warming this year.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Fortunately I don't have any of the underlying conditions, i wash my hands God knows how many times a day.

  3. Indonesia England Lee Westwood:

    It was a tough putt coming into the hill over on 18, i misread it slightly and hit it to about 5 feet and missed it. But fortunately in the playoff, I hit it to the exact same spot. I knew the line and it was a nice straight putt for the win.

  4. Pete Schulte:

    It was a startling situation, it was an accident, and fortunately, we're very happy that it did not result in serious bodily injury or death.

  5. Allan Ervin:

    As a police officer, the first thing you think of is the preservation of life, and fortunately, we were able to do that, we know the risks we take when we go out there. You just have to react and use your best judgment.

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