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fortune

noun

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1 what is going to happen to someone in the time ahead
  • the telephone psychic proceeded to tell me my fortune—at great length

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2 a very large amount of money
  • the billionaire's huge mansion must have cost a fortune

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3 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand
  • it was his fortune that he should wander in the wilderness before becoming king

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4 success that is partly the result of chance
  • in a streak of good fortune, she won the lottery twice that year

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5 the total of one's money and property
  • the family fortune is mostly in rare paintings and real estate

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The first known use of fortune was in the 14th century

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“Fortune.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fortune. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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