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[luhk-uh-lee] /ˈlʌk ə li/
by good luck; fortunately:
Luckily we had enough money.
Origin of luckily
1520-30; lucky1 + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • luckily Jerome, through his old gathering for the apothecary, knew them all.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • There was no water at Point Malcolm, but luckily we had filled our canteens.

  • luckily for us, the wind was nearly aft, so that we did not feel its effects nearly so much as if it had been on our beam.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • luckily, at four came early-morning temperatures; that roused her.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He soon came to see the habit in its true light, and gave it up, luckily, before he became its slave.

    The Red Man's Revenge R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin and History for luckily

1520s, from lucky + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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