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sentence adverb It is fortunate that.‘fortunately, no shots were fired and no one was hurt’
luckily, happily, providentially, opportunely, by good luck, by good fortune, as luck would have it, propitiouslyView synonyms
- ‘My foot slides, I feel rather worried, but fortunately I'm still taking my weight on my arms.’
- ‘Finally the agency sent the girl to go and find them, which she fortunately did.’
- ‘Errors, fortunately, seldom occur but nonetheless are deeply regretted when they come to light.’
- ‘He was in intensive care for a while, but fortunately is on the mend.’
- ‘We'd practised him pulling up his sleeve in case he got lost but fortunately it didn't come to that.’
- ‘It would fortunately be impossible for a reviewer to give away all the dramatic shifts of Jorgenson's life.’
- ‘He knows he has to speak English and, fortunately, my Turkish has improved so I can understand him.’
- ‘Blemishes of this kind detract from but fortunately do not destroy the excellence of so much else in this welcome volume.’
- ‘Her friend's house took a direct hit, but fortunately the family were out.’
- ‘The first lesson of politics is that many memories are short - but, fortunately, not yet too many.’
- ‘Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view, they have not come yet.’
- ‘The drama that followed is another story, but fortunately the couple returned in a few days.’
- ‘Then there was a lightning flash and another blast, but fortunately for me no sense of any impact.’
- ‘I just can't get enough wild Scottish mushrooms and, fortunately, there is no shortage.’
- ‘But fortunately I've not had to learn many of these songs, just be reminded of the lyrics.’
- ‘There's a lot of competition from other venues on a Saturday night, so fortunately we weren't too busy.’
- ‘When I was a kid it was almost inevitable that there would be trouble at games and we're fortunately not at that stage yet.’
- ‘In one case a bed, which fortunately was unoccupied, was scattered with broken glass.’
- ‘Another guy in the company, his sister, was on the train and fortunately was not injured.’
- ‘Kids' lit is booming these days, which fortunately means there's a lot to choose from.’
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