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