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  • Each winter holiday, we must defend our irregular practice to ourselves -- then gather the strength to elucidate it to our children and enlighten our friends who have the good-fortune of belonging to a faith in which they believe, with customs they can readily embrace and pass down to generations that come after them.

    Maryam Zar: The Persian Conundrum

  • I could hardly believe that so great a good-fortune could have befallen me; but when I became assured that my enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands for joy, and ran down to Clerval.

    Chapter 4

  • Filled with the most maddening doubts and fears, she rushed down the lane and, by rare good-fortune, met in Fresno Street a number of constables with an inspector, all on their way to their beat.

    Sole Music

  • “Bonaventure” to celebrate his “good-fortune” under Francis and Hales.

    Amputee

  • Asia's strand, and by Heaven's help accomplish all thy heart's desire, making good-fortune a friend to thyself.

    Orestes

  • Too swift and sudden a rise is apt to make cities insolent and, in general, ordinary good-fortune is safer than extraordinary.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Although you'd think a bank would have an incentive to run efficiently and maximise convenience to their customers, thanks to competition and market forces and all, my bank is less efficiently run and much more irritating than any government department I have ever had the comparative good-fortune to deal with.

    Things that are messed up. Example 1: My bank

  • And so I count your gift to be a token of good-fortune; for I am in no less stress than Creon, and would fain carry off the victory over your lovers.

    The Second Alcibiades

  • She mounted beside the coachman, wondering why this good-fortune had happened to her.

    The Woodlanders

  • All of that class of people were well aware of his prosperity and confirmed good-fortune.

    John Caldigate

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