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Luck vs. Fortunate

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Lucknoun

Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence, especially a favourable one.

‘The raffle is just a matter of luck.’; ‘Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success.’; ‘I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street.’; ‘Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.’;

Fortunateadjective

Auspicious.

‘It is a fortunate sign if the sun shines on a newly wedded couple.’;

Lucknoun

A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.

‘He blew on the dice for luck.’; ‘I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.’;

Fortunateadjective

Happening by good luck or favorable chance.

‘Patrick was the unlikely match-winner as Berkeley earned a fortunate victory over Chisolm.’;

Lucknoun

Success.

‘I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck.’; ‘He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.’;

Fortunateadjective

Favored by fortune.

‘We were fortunate not to be fined for speeding.’; ‘This is a time when we think of those less fortunate than ourselves.’;

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Lucknoun

The results of a random number generator.

Fortunateadjective

Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment.

Luckverb

(intransitive) To succeed by chance.

‘His plan lucked out.’;

Fortunateadjective

Receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky.

Luckverb

(intransitive) To rely on luck.

‘No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.’;

Fortunateadjective

having unexpected good fortune;

‘other, less fortunate, children died’; ‘a fortunate choice’;

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Luckverb

(transitive) To carry out relying on luck.

‘Our plan is to luck it through.’;

Fortunateadjective

supremely favored or fortunate;

‘golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust’;

Lucknoun

That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used by itself to mean good luck; as, luck is better than skill; a stroke of luck.

‘If thou dost play with him at any game,Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck,He beats thee 'gainst the odds.’;

Fortunateadjective

presaging good fortune;

‘she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school’; ‘rosy predictions’;

Lucknoun

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);

‘whatever my fortune may be’; ‘deserved a better fate’; ‘has a happy lot’; ‘the luck of the Irish’; ‘a victim of circumstances’; ‘success that was her portion’;

Fortunateadjective

favoured by or involving good luck; lucky

‘she'd been fortunate to escape serious injury’; ‘it was fortunate that the weather was good’;

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Lucknoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

‘bad luck caused his downfall’; ‘we ran into each other by pure chance’;

Fortunateadjective

auspicious or favourable

‘a most fortunate match for our daughter’;

Lucknoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome;

‘it was my good luck to be there’; ‘they say luck is a lady’; ‘it was as if fortune guided his hand’;

Fortunateadjective

materially well off; prosperous

‘a federal programme aimed at helping less fortunate families’;

Lucknoun

success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions

‘they're supposed to bring good luck’; ‘it was just luck that the first kick went in’;

Fortunate

is a neo soul song from the 1999 motion picture Life and was released on the film's soundtrack. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R. Kelly and recorded by Maxwell.

‘Fortunate’;

Lucknoun

chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen.

Lucknoun

something regarded as bringing about or portending good or bad things

‘I don't like Friday—it's bad luck’;

Luckverb

chance to find or acquire

‘he lucked into a disc-jockey job’;

Luckverb

achieve success or advantage by good luck

‘I lucked out and found a wonderful woman’;

Luck

Luck is the phenomenon and belief that defines the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events. The naturalistic interpretation is that positive and negative events may happen all the time, both due to random and non-random natural and artificial processes, and that even improbable events can happen by random chance.

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