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Having, bringing, or resulting from good luck:‘you had a very lucky escape’‘three's my lucky number’
providential, fortunate, advantageous, timely, opportune, serendipitous, expedient, heaven-sent, auspicious, propitious, felicitous, convenient, aptfortunate, in luck, blessed, blessed with good luck, favoured, born under a lucky star, charmedView synonyms
- ‘She felt so lucky to be the one able to have this son.’
- ‘I don't know how I got so lucky to get a girlfriend like you.’
- ‘We are lucky to live in a democracy and should not waste this opportunity.’
- ‘We've been lucky with the weather, but there's no way it's going to hold.’
- ‘My mother was one of the lucky few who looked gorgeous when they cried.’
- ‘Bands should think themselves lucky to achieve such heights just once in their careers.’
- ‘The mistake is quickly discovered, but the soldier counts himself incredibly lucky.’
- ‘If I'm lucky enough to survive I will probably be wheelchair-bound by then.’
- ‘But he thinks himself lucky in a way.’
- ‘A lucky few have mosquito nets and under each of them huddle several athletes.’
- ‘But a lot of people here, you know, they feel pretty lucky just to get that.’
- ‘If you've never heard that song, count yourself incredibly lucky.’
- ‘Many anglers are lucky to catch one or two fish per season.’
- ‘Such sights make us guys realise how lucky we are after all.’
- ‘See, it's times like these when I realise how lucky I am.’
- ‘I am one of those lucky few, who could have played any sport.’
- ‘Only a few people are lucky enough to find their soulmates.’
- ‘I never was lucky in love and I thought that you were the one.’
- ‘But talking to Tomas, I realise how incredibly lucky I am.’
- ‘And I was extremely lucky to escape without any injuries.’
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