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  • n. an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
  • n. a stroke of luck


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  • In fact, he was probably toasting his good fortune by bedding some pert-breasted, doe-eyed trull, who would offer him no trouble, no lectures, nothing but pleasure.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • It was my good fortune to have found someone as smart and well-organized as Katherine to work on this book and to have worked with every day for the past three years at the New America Foundation.

    The Longest War

  • There he had the good fortune of working for Alfred Blalock, an established surgeon and medical researcher.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Fitz Lee and his troopers had the good fortune to overtake nine sutlers' wagons, while all Rooney caught were a few pickets and army wagons.


  • I realize now that I had the good fortune to serve as the experimenter working with the then-relatively unknown medium John Edward.

    The Sacred Promise

  • Rickie Ross was way too much in a hurry to celebrate his good fortune to wait.


  • “I wish you all good fortune with Alice Haggard,” I said.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • This fact, that CO2 turns out to be gaseous rather than the usual solid oxide, is just another piece of good fortune that we have the choice of taking for granted or, instead, feeling it as a joyful part of the wonderful weave of life; as part of the extraordinary unified order that manifests itself throughout our uni-verse.


  • If we each balance our time, we may be able to extend our streak of evolutionary good fortune to something that approaches the periods contemplated by Carl Sagan.21 However, individuals no longer live in contained, isolated villages.

    The Time Paradox

  • Everything about Castle Parnell encouraged her to accept the staggering good fortune fate had thrown her way and forget Kit MacNeill.

    My Seduction


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