That was not the only fortuitous moment John happened upon in the subway.
For Sobieski, the leading brand in Poland, the timing of its mid-2007 launch was fortuitous.
It was a fortuitous decision, because the plaza's roof happened to be crammed with several hundred refugees.
“It was a fortuitous discovery,” Bruenn told The Daily Beast last week.
The marriage turned out to be a fortuitous if temporary union.
But inwardly she thanked her guardian-angel for the fortuitous miracle by which intervening waiters formed a screen.
Invention was no longer the fortuitous result of a happy chance.
Suddenly the good lady retired to her room, with a violent and fortuitous headache.
On the contrary, they are the richest, from one fortuitous circumstance.
It was the one fortuitous touch needed to open that inner chamber of her heart, closed, hitherto, even to her own consciousness.
1650s, from Latin fortuitus "happening by chance, casual, accidental," from forte "by chance," ablative of fors "chance" (related to fortuna; see fortune). It means "accidental, undesigned" not "fortunate." Earlier in this sense was fortuit (late 14c.), from French. Related: Fortuitously; fortuitousness.