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- (obsolete) Fortuitous.
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 3, member 5:
- And so for false fears and all other fortuit inconveniences, mischances, calamities, to resist and prepare ourselves, not to faint is best […].
- fortuitous (happening by chance, by fortune)