luckily


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luck·i·ly

 (lŭk′ə-lē)
adv.
With or by favorable chance: Luckily, the police came right away.

luck•i•ly

(ˈlʌk ə li)

adv.
by good luck; fortunately.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.luckily - by good fortune; "fortunately the weather was good"
alas, regrettably, unfortunately, unluckily - by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"

luckily

adverb fortunately, happily, by chance, as luck would have it, fortuitously, opportunely, as it chanced Luckily, we both love football.
Translations
šťastněnaštěstí
heldigvis
onneksi
heureusementpar bonheur
srećom
til allrar hamingju, sem betur fer
運よく
다행히
na srečo
lyckligtvis
โชคดี
Allahtanneyse kişans eseri
may thay

luckily

[ˈlʌkɪlɪ] ADVafortunadamente, por suerte
luckily for me, he believed my storyafortunadamente or por suerte para mí, creyó mi historia

luckily

[ˈlʌkɪli] advheureusement, par bonheur
luckily for me → heureusement pour moi

luckily

advglücklicherweise; luckily for mezu meinem Glück

luckily

[ˈlʌkɪlɪ] advper fortuna, fortunatamente

luck

(lak) noun
1. the state of happening by chance. Whether you win or not is just luck – there's no skill involved.
2. something good which happens by chance. She has all the luck!
ˈluckless adjective
unfortunate. luckless children.
ˈlucky adjective
1. having good luck. He was very lucky to escape alive.
2. bringing good luck. a lucky number; a lucky charm.
ˈluckily adverb
ˈluckiness noun
lucky dip
a form of amusement at a fair etc in which prizes are drawn from a container without the taker seeing what he is getting.
bad luck!
an expression of sympathy for someone who has failed or been unlucky.
good luck!
an expression of encouragement made to someone who is about to take part in a competition, sit an exam etc. She wished him good luck.
worse luck!
most unfortunately!. He's allowing me to go, but he's coming too, worse luck!

luckily

مِنْ حُسْنِ الْـحَظِ naštěstí heldigvis glücklicherweise ευτυχώς por suerte onneksi heureusement srećom fortunatamente 運よく 다행히 toevallig heldigvis szczęśliwie felizmente к счастью lyckligtvis โชคดี neyse ki may thay 幸运地
References in classic literature ?
luckily for us and unluckily for himself did not reach us.
I say lucky for us he did not reach us, and I might almost say luckily for himself; for we had only a small breaker of water and some soddened ship's biscuits with us, so sudden had been the alarm, so unprepared the ship for any disaster.
He has not, luckily for himself, anything in his memory to imagine with.
Luckily at the last moment peace was made, and no battle took place, so the Bat came to the Birds and wished to join in the rejoicings, but they all turned against him and he had to fly away.
Luckily for our purpose, the country theaters are in a bad way.
Luckily for him, the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair once again looked out of her window.
The company, who were sitting in a room next the garden, were instantly alarmed, and came all forth; but just as they reached the canal, Tom (for the water was luckily pretty shallow in that part) arrived safely on shore.
Luckily Lady Middleton's mother had arrived at Barton within the last hour, and as she was a very cheerful agreeable woman, he hoped the young ladies would not find it so very dull as they might imagine.
But luckily the dull radiation arrested him before he could burn his hands on the still-glowing metal.
At first the violence of his fall caused him to lose consciousness, but luckily the salt which had been rubbed into his wounds had by its smarting preserved his life, and little by little he regained his strength.
She came alone, early on Sunday afternoon; luckily the fire was lit in the drawing-room.
But there--you're not a Spicer, young man; luckily for you and for May.