Definition of luckily in English:



  • sentence adverb It is fortunate that.

    ‘luckily they didn't recognize me’
    ‘luckily for me it's worked out’
    • ‘If it wasn't for him they could all have been killed, but luckily he didn't panic and acted really calmly.’
    • ‘We walked along to make sure it got round the corner - luckily it just made it.’
    • ‘The ambience alone was the saving factor, and luckily the food turned out to be wonderful.’
    • ‘I missed my project tutorial on Wednesday but luckily there was one scheduled after it.’
    • ‘They did an excellent set- as usual- and luckily the rain held off until they'd finished.’
    • ‘He couldn't make out the name on the pump because of dust, but luckily a drop of water fell on it, and he could make out the name.’
    • ‘It seems to me Ben, you have two challenges ahead of you, but luckily neither of them is insurmountable.’
    • ‘Thus, there are more spare houses in the village and luckily the ancient houses are well kept.’
    • ‘I've been in the mountains and luckily there's been no snow so I'm in very good condition.’
    • ‘I'm sure nobody believed us, but we persevered and luckily most of our sponsors have stuck by us.’
    • ‘He said luckily no one was in the house at the time, which was reduced to four external walls and two interior walls in the blaze.’
    • ‘A wire caught Jim around the neck and he luckily escaped with lacerations.’
    • ‘He wasn't the main suspect, luckily, but his mobile phone number was on the alleged murderers phone.’
    • ‘The Saturday before New Year's Day they ran out of gas, but luckily were able to borrow some from a relative.’
    • ‘And luckily yesterday was nothing compared to today, when all I had to do was go to work.’
    • ‘But luckily my car is a good one and it stops very efficiently and I came to a halt with about ten feet to spare.’
    • ‘I'm getting quite excited about it now and, luckily, I've got a month to come up with a story.’
    • ‘The offenders then tried to leave the scene in the victim's car, which luckily didn't start.’
    • ‘The event luckily was not affected and proved to be a milestone in the club's history.’
    • ‘The world's biggest pair of curtains needed washing and I, luckily, got the contract.’
    fortunately, happily, providentially, opportunely, by good luck, by good fortune, as luck would have it, propitiously
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