Definition of fortunately in US English:



  • sentence adverb It is fortunate that.

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