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fortuity

Syllabification: for·tu·i·ty
Pronunciation: /fôrˈto͞oədē
 
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Definition of fortuity in English:

noun (plural fortuities)

1A chance occurrence.
Example sentences
  • Through one of those fortuities that illumine the paths of even the dull-witted, I stumbled upon Henry George.
  • The meeting of Baryshnikov and Judson was, it seems, a fortuity waiting to happen.
  • Then identically situated litigants would receive different treatment based upon the fortuity of whether their case appeared before a state or federal judge.
1.1The state of being controlled by chance rather than design.
Example sentences
  • Enjoy your last full week in an oasis of fortuity.
  • In a later essay in 1980, I noted the major role of fortuity in civil rights gains and why those gains tended to be fleeting even when enunciated in terms of permanence.
  • Heartz's study of fortuity is particularly intriguing.

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