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  • fortune — noun 1) fortune favored him Syn: chance, accident, coincidence, serendipity, destiny, fortuity, providence, happenstance 2) a change of fortune Syn: luck, fate, destiny, predestinati …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Sonnet 25 — sonnet|25 Let those who are in favour with their stars Of public honour and proud titles boast, Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars Unlook d for joy in that I honour most. Great princes favourites their fair leaves spread But as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fortunate — For tu*nate (?; 135), a. [L. fortunatus, p. p. of fortunare to make fortunate or prosperous, fr. fortuna. See {Fortune}, n.] 1. Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auspicious — I adjective betokening success, encouraging, favorable, favored by fortune, favoring, felicitous, felix, fortunate, good, hopeful, inspiriting, lucky, of good omen, of promise, opportune, portending happiness, presaging good fortune, promising,… …   Law dictionary

  • happy — (adj.) late 14c., lucky, favored by fortune, prosperous; of events, turning out well, from HAP (Cf. hap) (n.) chance, fortune + Y (Cf. y) (2). Sense of very glad first recorded late 14c. Ousted O.E. eadig (from ead wealth, riches ) and gesælig,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • unfortunate — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. not favored by fortune ; unsuccessful, unlucky < an unfortunate young man > b. marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune < an unfortunate decision > 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • auspicious — auspiciously, adv. auspiciousness, n. /aw spish euhs/, adj. 1. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion. 2. favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate. [1600 10; < L auspici(um) AUSPICE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • happy — /hap ee/, adj., happier, happiest. 1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind. 3. favored by… …   Universalium

  • unfortunate — 1. adjective a) not favored by fortune b) marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune Syn: unsuccessful, unlucky Ant …   Wiktionary

  • aristocracy — (n.) 1560s, from M.Fr. aristocracie (Mod.Fr. aristocratie), from L.L. aristocratia, from Gk. aristokratia government or rule of the best, from aristos best (originally most fitting, from PIE *ar isto , superlative form of *ar to fit together; see …   Etymology dictionary

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