FORTUNATE, SUCCESSFUL, PROSPEROUS.
\fˈɔːt͡ʃənət], \fˈɔːtʃənət], \f_ˈɔː_tʃ_ə_n_ə_t]\
Definitions of FORTUNATE, SUCCESSFUL, PROSPEROUS.
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Fortunate applies to that which is deemed beyond human control; successful denotes that effective human effort has been made to gain the object; prosperous has very much the meaning of successful, but is applied rather to a series of things than a single event; we say, a successful enterprise, a, prosperous line of business, a fortunate circumstance.
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