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Happening by chance; coincidental or accidental.
Latin fortuītus bher-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin fōrtuītus.
Neither is it merely fortuitous that the reaction proceeded from France itself.
A very fortuitous ricochet fell to Hogg only 5 yards from goal.
The growth of imperialism in Europe is not fortuitous.
In pure leasehold the landlord demands at least six months rent as guarantee, and the forfeiture of any fortuitous advantages.
Whether this coincidence of location is purely fortuitous remains unclear.
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