luck·i·ly | \ˈlə-kə-lē \

Definition of luckily 

1 : in a lucky manner

2 : fortunately sense 2 luckily, we were on time

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And luckily, organ transplants are no longer experimental, Baumgartner said. Brittany Britto,, "Bel Air resident celebrates 33 years — half her life — since heart transplant at Hopkins," 29 May 2018 Through Your Eyes | #OurPhilly The break in the heat gave us a beautiful sunset Saturday, which @drewcm2020 luckily captured. Aubrey Nagle,, "Why Philly feels squeezed by U.S. economy, Philly Latinos face Trump's America | Morning Newsletter," 9 July 2018 But, luckily for the little girl, that man happened to be Detective Jerry Serratt, who was working with an area-wide law enforcement task force that focused on internet crimes against children. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Mom offered sex with 2-year-old daughter for $1,200. She was talking to a Texas cop," 12 July 2018 But luckily for die-hard fans, many of the hallmarks of a Loverboy showcase remained firmly in place. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "Our 5 Favorite Shows From the Men’s Runways in London," 11 June 2018 And luckily for later generations, the solution proved useful in fields far beyond the original. Sam Kean, WSJ, "‘AIQ’ Review: Getting Smarter All the Time," 30 May 2018 The Catalonian coach arrived with fresh ideas to refine a style implemented by Johan Cruyff and, luckily for the world, Iniesta was there. Jorge Torres,, "Opinion: Farewell, 'Don Andres'," 24 May 2018 KETV Omaha reported this week on the story, which luckily has a happy ending. Amanda Macmillan,, "This Woman's Runny Nose Turned Out to Be Fluid Leaking From Her Brain," 8 May 2018 But luckily, the woman who brought a Molotov cocktail to a Union City, California, preschool was unsuccessful in igniting the improvised explosive, according to police. Jared Gilmour, sacbee, "She tried lighting a Molotov cocktail — next to a California preschool, video shows," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of luckily

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of luckily

—used to say that something good or lucky has happened


luck·i·ly | \ˈlə-kə-lē \

Kids Definition of luckily

: by good luck Luckily no one was hurt.

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