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fawr tooh i tuhs

  • s  having no cause or apparent cause
    fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune
  • s  occurring by happy chance
    profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials

  • 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.
  • The profits would have dipped but for the fortuitous gain of the Indian currency.
  • Few companies offer a more stunning testimonial to the benefits of privatization--and fortuitous timing--than the formerly state-owned Brazilian mining firm Companhia Vale do Rio .
News & Articles

  • Phil Mickelson: Could Backspin Cost Him the US Open?
    ARDMORE, Pa. — Yes, Phil Mickelson has the lead, thanks to a fortuitous birdie at the 17th. But it might have been more of a lead.   While most people focus on Mickelson’s lip outs or missed fairways, as Saturday afternoon became Saturday evening at Merion Golf Club, I wondered if Mickelson’s backspin, that shot golf fans love to see, could cost him the U.S. Open? It’s tempting to use that shot ...
    June 16, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Where 'We Steal Secrets,' The Wikileaks Film, Falls Short
    The high-profile documentary   We Steal Secrets:The Story of Wikileaks  expanded into wider release in theaters and video-on-demand on Friday. Which would seem to be fortuitous timing, given this week's revelations that the NSA has been rifling through email and personal documents  stored by Internet giants like Google and Apple and collecting months of call-related data from Verizon . And yet ...
    June 8, 2013 - ReadWriteWeb

  • Howard Stringer in Washington Post
    It's a little fortuitous that the Wii is running out of hardware,Stringer said.
  • Joe Maddon in ESPN
    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.
  • Rory Sabbatini in New York Times
    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."

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