luckily

luckily
luck|i|ly
S3 [ˈlʌkıli] adv
[sentence adverb]
used to say that it is good that something happened or was done because if it had not, the situation would be unpleasant or difficult
Luckily the museum was not damaged by the earthquake.
luckily for sb
Luckily for them, he braked in time.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Luckily — Luck i*ly, adv. [From {Lucky}.] In a lucky manner; by good fortune; fortunately; used in a good sense; as, they luckily escaped injury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luckily — (adv.) 1520s, from LUCKY (Cf. lucky) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • luckily — [adv] happily by chance, favorably, fortuitously, fortunately, opportunely, propitiously, providentially; concepts 544,572 Ant. unhappily, unluckily …   New thesaurus

  • luckily — ► ADVERB ▪ it is fortunate that …   English terms dictionary

  • luckily — luck|i|ly [ lʌkıli ] adverb * used for saying that something happens in a good or lucky way: FORTUNATELY: Luckily he escaped injury. luckily for someone: Luckily for me, they were driving to the same town …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • luckily — [[t]lʌ̱kɪli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with cl You add luckily to a statement to indicate that it is good that a particular thing happened or is the case because otherwise the situation would have been difficult or unpleasant. Luckily, we both love… …   English dictionary

  • luckily */ — UK [ˈlʌkɪlɪ] / US adverb used for saying that something happens in a good or lucky way Luckily he escaped injury. luckily for someone: Luckily for me, they were driving to the same town …   English dictionary

  • luckily — adverb Date: 1530 1. in a lucky manner 2. fortunately 2 < luckily, we were on time > Usage: see hopefully …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luckily — /luk euh lee/, adv. by good luck; fortunately: Luckily we had enough money. [1520 30; LUCKY + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • luckily — adverb In a lucky manner; by good fortune; fortunately. They luckily escaped injury. Ant: unfortunately, unluckily …   Wiktionary

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