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- n. The quality of being fortuitous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or condition of being fortuitous; casual occurrence or causation.
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- n. the quality of happening accidentally and by lucky chance
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Such perfection of form, such hollowness that it certainly possessed, could not be the result of mere fortuitousness.
Along with the watered-down politically correct liberalism, the master, journeyman, and apprentice alike should express in public their modesty, their lack of divine inspiration (otherwise the system couldn't sell itself as being able to teach craft), and the predominance of sheer luck and fortuitousness in any success they've had.
The Mets were indeed fortunate that Mr. Bay, who sat out Thursday's game as a precaution, wasn't hurt worse Wednesday, and that bit of fortuitousness highlighted just how healthy (relatively speaking) the Mets have been all season.
He consciously tries to impart a sense of the fortuitousness and richness of the everyday, with its jumble of seismic and banal events, and he seems to relish smashing any too-neat frame the analytically inclined reader would impose on his story.
Reitman liked the song so much that he put it into his film, and while this sort of fortuitousness might be the type of thing you think Oscar dreams are made of, Oscar nomination rules require that a song be written specifically for a film in order to qualify.
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If you are represented by a Republican in the Assembly, call him or her and thank them for their fortuitousness.
Quickness of mind, subtlety of idea, fortuitousness of opportunity, made it possible for some people to right their matrimonial and social infelicities; whereas for others, because of dullness of wit, thickness of comprehension, poverty, and lack of charm, there was no escape from the slough of their despond.
That fortuitousness is the guardian of the truth of the whole series of contemporary impressions which it brings in its train, with that infallible proportion of light and shade, of emphasis and omission, of memory and forgetfulness, of which the conscious memory or observation are ignorant.
But it was precisely the fortuitousness, the inevitablity of the sensation which safeguarded the truth of the past it revived, of the images it set free, since we feel its effort to rise upwards to the light and the joy of the real recaptured.