Definitions

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  • adv. In a fluky way; with unexpected luck.

Etymologies

fluky +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Australia and Ponting got lucky then, when Peter Siddle flukily bowled England's last recognised batsman, Matthew Prior, off body and gloves.

    The Ashes 2010-11: Ricky Ponting – great batsman, flawed captain

  • I was out for four, bowled neck-and-crop second ball having, in a blind panic, flukily inside-edged my first delivery to the fine-leg boundary.

    Tons of reasons to support the monarchs of sport | Frank Keating

  • Then, despite not really understanding what was going on half the time, I managed to flukily win the first game while monkeyssk8 stumbled around between the toilet, the front garden and the internet (here is her blow-by-blow audio account of the game, kindly hosted by shewho).

    June 23rd, 2007

  • That if this is a standard, just random occurrence, if he flukily (ph) has a car accident, you know, you're not quite sure why he's making promises if something will or won't happen in the future.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • If this is a standard, just random occurrence, if he flukily has a car accident, you're not sure why he's making promises something will or won't happen in the future.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • If this is a standard just random occurrence, if he flukily has a car accident, you know, you're not quite sure why he's making promises that something will or won't happen in the future.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • JON WERTHEIM, SENIOR WRITER, "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED": That's definitely the line that gets the yellow highlighter, that if this is a standard random occurrence, if he flukily has a car accident, you're not quite sure why he's making promises that something will or won't happen in the future.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • That if this is a standard, just random occurrence, if he flukily has a car accident, you know, you're not quite sure why he's making promises if something will or won't happen in the future.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • The next man came in and played flukily but successfully through the rest of the over.

    A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories

  • Two of them went to extra innings, and the one that didn't came down to some flukily bad defense and ended with the tying run at the plate in the person of

    Lookout Landing

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