- 1 countable 1.1 (money, prosperity) to marry a fortunehe left to seek his fortunecasarse con alguien de dinerose fue a buscar fortunaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (a lot of money) [colloquial] (no plural)
- The party's electoral fortunes also revived in the state elections and by-elections.
- He hoped that a successful outcome in the Special Election would reverse his sagging political fortunes.
- The club's fortunes have risen and declined again.
- But it still amounts to a substantial fortune for him not to have a share of.
- In fact, only a handful of the wealthy allow their entire fortunes to be taxed.
- Not only does he smoke heavily, but he has made a substantial fortune out of selling and marketing tobacco, to the detriment of the health of many people.
- It will not cost a fortune to buy, insurance is not needed, maintenance is minimal and a driving licence is not essential.
- Like all Kias, the Sorento will not cost you a fortune to buy or to run.
- Items such as modern hi-tech lamps can cost a fortune to buy but you haven't begun to count the real cost until you work out what you pay to travel with them.
- 2 2.1 countable (fate) See examples: I followed his fortune(s) with interestto tell/read somebody's fortuneseguí su trayectoria or sus peripecias con interésthe fortunes of wardecirle/leerle la buenaventura a alguien2.2 uncountable (destiny)las vicisitudes de la guerraExample sentences
- Notwithstanding those difficulties the biggest problem facing any publisher is chance and fickle fortune.
- Peter's exercised the discipline and fitness that we have come to expect from them, but were also forced to rely on fortune.
- Aries, the cosmic lamb/ram, thus was seen to control time and space and human fortune.
- (in US)(palmarés anual de las 500 empresas con mayores beneficios en EEUU)Example sentences
- Today, Mexico has some of the richest people in the world and companies listed on the Fortune 500.
- I don't expect the Fortune 500, the Forbes 1,000, or any other list like that, to create the jobs.
- Over 500 top corporations, including a number from the Fortune 500, take part in the program.
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