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1. Bringing something good and unforeseen; auspicious.
2. Having unexpected good fortune; lucky.
One who has good fortune, especially a wealthy person.

[Latin fortūnātus, from fortūna, chance; see fortune.]

for′tu·nate·ly adv.
for′tu·nate·ness n.
Synonyms: fortunate, happy, lucky, providential
These adjectives mean attended by luck or good fortune: a fortunate coincidence; a happy outcome; a lucky guess; a providential recovery.
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Success attained as a result of chance:
Idiom: good fortune.
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And yet the sense of her own fortunateness, now enhanced because a child of hers has escaped death, makes her more aware of George's devastation.
Benicio was using his feeling of fortunateness in order to create these pathways.