FORTUNATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FORTUNATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
fortunate
 a.  lucky; bringing a good thing that was uncertain or unexpected
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  His accounts revealed merely what the means had been; and these were such that it was fortunate for his wife and daughter that his books were examined only after his impressive funeral.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  That was fortunate, for if she could have spoken she would have cried out truths couched in Gerald's forthright words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  What they had, each shared with less fortunate friends, as they had done in more prosperous days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  Mr. and Mrs. Whiting had a room there, too, and Mrs. Bonnell was talking of moving in, if she was fortunate enough to rent her house to a Yankee officer and his family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  And she would be so kind to those who were suffering misfortune, take baskets to the poor and soup and jelly to the sick and "air" those less fortunate in her fine carriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
6  "Then it is fortunate that you are no longer living under my roof," said Melanie and her words were cold.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
7  Those on top took no thought for those less fortunate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
8  Archie, how fortunate that you mentioned it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
9  She pillowed on her shoulder the head of the baby who, after killing time in the same manner as his mother, was so fortunate as to fall asleep.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Subsequent experiences with rattlesnakes taught me that my first encounter was fortunate in circumstance.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
11  I am always less fortunate than Robert.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIV
12  This was fortunate for her, for a few minutes later the police reserves arrived.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
13  A messenger came back to say that Jurgis should wait, and so he came inside of the gate, perhaps not sorry enough that there were others less fortunate watching him with greedy eyes.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
14  After a while he would realize how hard a task it was; and then it would be fortunate that other new hands kept coming, to save him from settling down into a rut.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
15  You have missed the way, nor have I been more fortunate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
Example Sentence: (71 in 5 pages)
16  He tried his fortune in another city.
17  He dances well to whom fortune pipes.
18  The rich businessman gave his whole fortune to the hospital.
19  He is a good man whom fortune makes better.
20  May good fortune find you this year.
21  He inherited a big fortune from his.
22  Jim's father wanted to invest his own father's fortune in the business, which unluckily went by the board.
23  This was certainly a welcome change of fortune.
24  Everyone seems to want to get into television to claim their share of fame and fortune.
25  Every man is the master of his own fortune.
26  Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
27  Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
28  Everyone is dissatisfied with his own fortune.
29  Her father bequeathed her the family fortune in his will.
30  If your dream was big enough and you had the guts to follow it, there was truly a fortune to be made.