fortuitous fortuitous  /fɔr ˈtu ɪ təs/


  1. (adj) occurring by happy chance
  2. (adj) having no cause or apparent cause



  1. It is reported that a fortuitous typo stacked up LPs instead of CD-DVD in stores and the good thing was that the LPs sold like hot cakes.
  2. The profits would have dipped but for the fortuitous gain of the Indian currency.


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  1. "It's a little fortuitous that the Wii is running out of hardware," Stringer said.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Howard Stringer Source: Washington Post

  2. "That was a fortuitous moment for us," said Maddon, who ordered Ortiz walked three times intentionally -- once putting the potential tying run in scoring position -- on the way to a 3-2 victory at Tropicana Field.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Joe Maddon Source: ESPN

  3. "I think there'sa few fortuitous occasions out there that really changed the round for him," Sabbatini said. "And realizing that gives me even more confidence to go in and play with him on Sunday again."
    on May 10, 2007 By: Rory Sabbatini Source: New York Times

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