Word of the Day: fortuitous

fortuitous fȯr-ˈtü-ə-təs adjective

1. occurring by comfortable likelihood; fortunate

2. having no trigger or obvious trigger

The phrase fortuitous has appeared in 71 articles on NYTimes.com in the previous yr, together with on June 10 in “Netflix: The Store!” by John Koblin and Sapna Maheshwari:

Products based mostly on leisure hits return to the early days of Hollywood. Disney bought plates, jigsaw puzzles, tin pails and different items that includes Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Snow White and different characters way back to the 1920s. Decades later, George Lucas made a fortune due to a fortuitous deal he minimize with Fox that permit him cling on to the rights to “Star Wars” merchandise in change for a reduction on his director’s charge, an association he made earlier than the first movie in the collection got here out.

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