fortunately

fortunately
for|tu|nate|ly [ `fɔrtʃənətli ] adverb **
used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck: LUCKILY:
There was a proposal to change the exam system again, but fortunately it was rejected.
Fortunately for the Dodgers, Murphy's injury appears to be relatively minor.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Fortunately — For tu*nate*ly, adv. In a fortunate manner; luckily; successfully; happily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fortunately — 1540s, from FORTUNATE (Cf. fortunate) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fortunately — [adv] luckily auspiciously, by good luck, by happy chance*, favorably, happily, in good time*, in the nick of time*, opportunely, prosperously, providentially, satisfyingly, seasonably, successfully, swimmingly, well; concepts 537,544,572 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • fortunately — ► ADVERB ▪ it is fortunate that …   English terms dictionary

  • fortunately — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tʃʊnɪtli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with cl, oft ADV for n Fortunately is used to introduce or indicate a statement about an event or situation that is good. Fortunately, the weather that winter was reasonably mild... Fortunately for me, my… …   English dictionary

  • fortunately */*/ — UK [ˈfɔː(r)tʃənətlɪ] / US [ˈfɔrtʃənətlɪ] adverb used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck There was a proposal to change the exam system again, but fortunately it was rejected. Fortunately for… …   English dictionary

  • fortunately — adverb Date: 1548 1. in a fortunate manner 2. it is fortunate that < fortunately, no one was hurt > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fortunately — adverb a) In a fortunate manner. <!example? Fortunately, Sams pet hamster was not dead. b) It is (or was, etc) fortunate that. Syn: auspiciously, luckily, happily, mercifully …   Wiktionary

  • fortunately — for|tu|nate|ly [ˈfo:tʃənətli US ˈfo:r ] adv [sentence adverb] happening because of good luck = ↑luckily ▪ Fortunately, everything worked out all right in the end …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fortunately — adverb (sentence adverb) happening because of good luck: Fortunately the fire was discovered soon after it started …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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