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good fortune

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good fortune a stroke of luck
    • n good fortune an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
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Quotations

  • Titus Livy
    Titus Livy
    “Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, This is a misfortune but To bear this worthily is good fortune.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann%20Wolfgang%20Von%20Goethe
    “Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here.”
  • Moasi
    Moasi
    “Good fortune and evil fortune come to all things alike in this world of time.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Speedy exception is the mother of good fortune.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “In bad fortune hold out, in good hold in.”

Usage

In literature:

Little did Linnaeus guess that he was preparing the way for great good fortune.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
Cardan's last days in Milan were cheered with a brief gleam of good fortune.
"Jerome Cardan" by William George Waters
It is now a thoroughly successful enterprise, and it deserves its good fortune.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
However, as matters actually stand at present, it is your good fortune to have a wide range of occupations among which to choose.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
Having had the good fortune to widen a chink in the partition, he beheld what delighted him in the extreme.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
To dream of an anchor is good; it gives hope of good fortune.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Truly sister, great has been the good fortune.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
These sacred things bringing I have here overtaken thee, and with their good fortune I here address thee.
"Zuñi Fetiches" by Frank Hamilton Cushing
And so the misfortune of the broken flower-pot turned out to be the best bit of good fortune Mary had ever enjoyed.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Thus, then, did good fortune attend Belisarius.
"Procopius" by Procopius
You will no longer entertain an ill opinion of me, when I shall tell you my good fortune.
"The Arabian Nights" by Unknown
I sincerely wish you good fortune.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
No such good fortune!
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
Good fortune is a benefit to the wise, but a curse to the foolish.
"Book of Wise Sayings" by W. A. Clouston
It was the field-cornet's good fortune to witness an exhibition of this skill.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
His good fortune consisted simply of untiring perseverance and a right heart.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Dan was a good-natured fellow, which was fortunate, for it would not have done to offend him.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
I must write, and tell my little girl of my good fortune; it will make her and her mother very happy.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Bill knew perfectly that he would play in good fortune if the loss in horseflesh did not cost him most of the gains of the undertaking.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Good fortune seldom comes pure and single, unattended by some troublesome or unexpected circumstance.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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In poetry:

'Tis only the brave that fortune finds,
'Tis only the good who win;
The sluggards' bulwarks are tumbled down,
And he falls in the gutters of sin.
"Who's Afraid" by Ella Fraser Weller
"We were but Fortune's sport;
Things true, things lovely, things of good report
We neither shunned nor sought… We see our bourne,
And seeing it we mourn."
"The To-be-forgotten" by Thomas Hardy
Hurrah! hurrah! now give us a rousing song—
Good bye! good bye! to poverty, want and care;
The fortune's come, we've waited for so long,
And Dad's a millionaire!
"Dad's a Millionaire" by Henry Clay Work
Sel. In this great glory, and great gladnes,
Think'st thou to have no touch of sadnes?
Sil. Good Fortune gave me not such glorie:
To mock my Love, or make me sorrie.
"Selvagia and Silvanus, Their Song to Diana" by Bartholomew Young
They may smile in good fortune, or weep in distress,
I shall know not a word of their fate!
No pain can I soften, no sorrow redress!
I may come, when, alas! 'tis too late!
"Another," by Matilda Betham
"To prove that man opprest with mental pain,
The goods of Fortune have no power to please,
Even Suicide has oft been known to stain
The downy couch of most luxurious case.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield

In news:

Jackson and Silva's stories in Good Fortune are not unique to Kenya, or even Africa.
Still, President Obama remains our best hope for ending the lunacy of militarism that has drained our people, our good will and our fortune.
Joe Mauer, Delmon Young and the Minnesota Twins finally found some good fortune at Yankee Stadium.
"In a way, my transient life so far has prepared me for this because I've had the good fortune to live in many different places and to experience many different cultures and people," Tutu explained.
Good Fortune Visit the filmmakers' website to watch the trailer and find out about screenings of the film.
In Good Fortune, we see Jackson and Silva fighting massive international development projects that are threatening their homes and livelihoods.
Four years ago, as I was setting out to begin production on Good Fortune, a wave of enthusiasm to end poverty in Africa began to build.
Good fortune smiles on centenarian.
DELRAN 33, BORDENTOWN 14 Football: Good work, good fortune boost Delran.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats can make the playoffs — but it'll take some complicated math and lots of good fortune to get it done.
Yes, Seattle had some good fortune with the referee-assisted victory over the Green Bay Packers early in the season.
In our 28 years, Inspect-All Services has been fortunate to hire many good people.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the friends of a Jane Austen fan in possession of good fortune must be in want of some holiday shopping ideas.
Good fortune or bad karma .
Fortunately, it was a good thing.
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In science:

Fortunately, we can make good use of the fact that the coset states for different subgroups of G are simultaneously block diagonal in the Fourier basis of G.
Random measurement bases, quantum state distinction and applications to the hidden subgroup problem
Fortunately the critical scale we are concerned with is well within the inertial range (see §4) and according to Fig. 6 in Wang et al. (1996) the log normal fit is very good at least up to the 4 − σ tail.
The effect of turbulent intermittency on the deflagration to detonation transition in SN Ia explosions
Fortunately, good discrete optimization algorithms for submodular functions are known even for the case where the cost of an element (here, an edge) is variable.
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
However in general we would need hindsight or good fortune to start off with such a minimal specification of L.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Fortunately, this is still possible in good cases.
On a generalization of a theorem of McDuff
The Human kind, by good fortune, has developed the ability to ponder and investigate natural phenomena.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Fortunately, good short time asymptotics for the wave kernel are available.
Complexity of random smooth functions on compact manifolds.II
But fortunate enough, Example 2.3 illustrated that for many real random field applications, there exist natural neighborhood systems which have good properties and can satisfy our purpose very well.
Properties of Quick Simulation Random Fields
Fortunately, there was some good news on this front about the time of this workshop.
Top Quark Physics: Summary
It is a pleasure to help celebrate Stephen Hawking’s 60th birthday (not least because Stephen knows how to party). I am grateful for the good fortune I had in working with him, and for the physics I learned from him as his student from 1997 to 2000.
Adventures in de Sitter space
IceCube has been very fortunate in that its circumstances have made it a good platform in which to assess the promises of the XML technology.
Concrete uses of XML in software development and data analysis
FAC94b] Fackler ML: Marshall-Sanow Can’t Beat the Long Odds: Wound W izards Tally Too Good to be True. Soldier of Fortune January:64-65; 1994.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
Fortunately, to actually perform least-squares fitting, you do not have to write your own fitting functions, because there are very good fitting implementations readily available.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
Fortunately there is a good situation for r = dim(X ) (loc. cit.) which we will use for our applications.
Weights in arithmetic geometry
Fortunately, the fitting procedures employed, when applied to input pseudo-data generated using a known high-order input expansion, return the input αs value with very good accuracy.
Status of the Lattice and Tau Decay Determinations of alpha_s
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