Definition of fortune
- a country favored by fortune
- fortune attended the general's campaign
- her fortunes varied but she never gave up
He hoped to achieve fame and fortune.
They had the good fortune to escape injury when their car crashed.
The book follows the fortunes of two families through the years.
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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