Definitions

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  • adj. By serendipity; by unexpected good fortune.
  • adj. Good, beneficial, favorable, etc..

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lucky in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I use the term serendipitous as it applies to my good fortune.

    Firehorse

  • There is nothing like the loquacious mayhem of a summer picnic with close friends to bring out the very best in serendipitous, anarchic explorations of wine, food and opinions.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Catching the killer or finding out his identity has been frequently termed serendipitous: some streak of luck suddenly entered the investigations.

    The Riverman

  • That is a coincidence, but I wouldnt exactly call it serendipitous.

    Anything But Typical

  • Full disclosure dictates that I reveal that I too was contacted by them last year; however in a moment of what I can only describe as serendipitous procrastination or distraction-whichever-I let the email sit there for a good while.

    Mexico Medical Student

  • But the timing is "serendipitous," spokeswoman Alisa Martinez says.

    Tapped out by Tax Day? Food freebies may cheer you up

  • It's just that kind of serendipitous find where you're looking for one book and the title of the book next to it catches your eye and you pick it up and you say, oh, this is just what I was looking for my whole life.

    A New Batch of Under-the-Radar Books

  • He has illuminated a usefull pathway of how we can speak of the Divine as being impersonal but still creative and being 'serendipitous' rather than purposefull .

    Science, Idolatry, and Anthropomorphism

  • There is little effort at cohesion -- rather, a kind of serendipitous plot that goes every which way and a series of tentative, aborted romances.

    The Year of Pleasures: Summary and book reviews of The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg.

  • You push buttons and things fall out, but it's not that same kind of serendipitous experience.

    John Markoff on newspapers

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