Definition of fortuity in English:


Syllabification: for·tu·i·ty
Pronunciation: /fôrˈto͞oətē

noun (plural fortuities)

  • 1A chance occurrence.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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