What does the word fortuitous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Fortuitously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Occurring by chance; casual; accidental.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Fortuitousness.

Usage examples for fortuitous

  1. It is against all analogy to suppose that such an end as this can be accomplished by such means as those, in the way of mere chance or 'the fortuitous concourse of atoms. – Thoughts on Religion by George John Romanes
  2. He who uses it speaks of them not as human beings, but as things; and as things not bound together in one living body, but lying in a fortuitous heap. – The Ancien Regime by Charles Kingsley
  3. He was not an apostle- merely a man, an atom in the fortuitous system to be swept where destiny should decide. – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke