In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(occurrence/encounter) fortuito(encounter/occurrence) casual
- It had been obtained by one of those fortuitous coincidences that sometimes produce great journalism.
- He laughed to himself as he walked, thinking how lucky he'd been that his prank had had such fortuitous results.
- It probably arose from the accidental but fortuitous fermentation of grapes from wild vines.
- Much of the success of the text is by design, other aspects are by fortuitous accident.
- Violence itself becomes a means of reassurance, a fortuitous opportunity through which the strength of re-enforced steel is tested.
- As it turned out, it was rather fortuitous that I had stopped to have a short discussion with Irving.
- They might have been, too, but for a rather fortuitous penalty awarded with nine minutes remaining.
- This is fortuitous because the acreage of this convention center is unfathomable.
- The road to the professional drama circuit was rather fortuitous.
- It was rather fortuitous then, to have the Prime Minister himself underline the need for a more direct and reliable land route.
- Make no mistake this was a hard won if rather fortuitous victory but like recent games it needn't have been so.
- The goal was the key score, and a rather fortuitous one.
- If such evidence surfaces, watch out for another fortuitous destruction of those records.
- This fortuitous and timely development supports faculty initiatives.
- There things might have stayed, except for a rapid and fortuitous concatenation of circumstance and opportunity.
- Henry benefitted from several fortuitous breaks of the ball, but took full advantage as King's game began to unravel.
- In our analysis, we took advantage of these fortuitous differences by incorporating weather as a categorical factor.
- The loft above the work space was a fortuitous accident that happened during construction.
- By a fortuitous coincidence, it involves some real handcuffs.
- On a similar theme, red is a lucky or fortuitous colour so wedding banquets in Japan tend to have red food included.
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