If America is fortunate, the economy will continue to improve, while the 2016 campaign will focus on what ails the country.
If only all of my surviving veteran buddies were as fortunate, postwar.
“We were fortunate,” said German coach Rudi Voller afterwards.
late 14c., from Latin fortunatus "prospered, prosperous; lucky, happy," past participle of fortunare "to make prosperous," from fortuna (see fortune). Fortunate Islands "mythical abode of the blessed dead, in the Western Ocean," early 15c., translates Latin Fortunatae Insulae.