good fortune


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Noun1.good fortune - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
circumstances, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, portion - 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"
successfulness, prosperity - the condition of prospering; having good fortune
boon, blessing - a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
2.good fortune - a stroke of luck
fortune, luck - 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"
serendipity - good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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He had been given one of the handsomest apartments in the most magnificent palace in the world, and you can not wonder that his good fortune astonished and awed him until he grew used to his surroundings.
5) Hail, goddess, and give us good fortune with happiness!
Having satisfied his mind on that point, he stuck his boat-hook into the beast's back to harvest his good fortune.
Then the Tin Woodman went back to his friends, who wished him every joy on account of his good fortune.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--I am unspeakably rejoiced at your good fortune, and fully appreciate the kindness of your superior.
One of them at once resolved to try and secure the same good fortune for himself.
And to define the matter roughly, we may say that the proper magnitude is comprised within such limits, that the sequence of events, according to the law of probability or necessity, will admit of a change from bad fortune to good, or from good fortune to bad.
She will have in me a man already pretty well off, and a rapidly rising man, and a man of some distinction: it is a piece of good fortune for her, but she is worthy of good fortune.
It would have been all over with her, likewise, if, by good fortune, a tailor who was travelling in search of work, had not sat down to rest by the brook.
She sat on her porch gazing out with unseeing eyes upon the shining reaches of the mighty Mississippi, her thoughts steeped in her good fortune.
I would gladly give up all the good fortune she promised me,' he said,
I say, then, that in these and other respects our gallant Don Quixote is worthy of everlasting and notable praise, nor should it be withheld even from me for the labour and pains spent in searching for the conclusion of this delightful history; though I know well that if Heaven, chance and good fortune had not helped me, the world would have remained deprived of an entertainment and pleasure that for a couple of hours or so may well occupy him who shall read it attentively.