stroke of fortune

stroke of fortune

An unexpected fortunate occurrence. Meeting my favorite celebrity at the airport was certainly a stroke of fortune that wouldn't have happened if I'd arrived five minutes later. I worked very hard on the script, but getting to pitch it to the producer in the elevator was just a stroke of fortune.
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I wished a round score of men--in case of natives, buccaneers, or the odious French--and I had the worry of the deuce itself to find so much as half a dozen, till the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required.
I wonder," he said, "what miserable fate, what cursed stroke of fortune brought you once more into my life?
However, it was more a stroke of fortune that finally broke Town hearts than any tactical genius from the Spaniard.
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Possession Shots On Shots Off Blocked Shots Corners Fouls Conceded Offsides Yellow Cards Red Cards "We had a massive stroke of fortune where the referee should have seen a handball," Holloway said.
As for his first stroke of fortune off Rabada, he said: "I was on my way walking back.
Back came the Latvian, who enjoyed a huge stroke of fortune when a backhand clipped the top of the net and bounced down on Halep's side to give her a break for 4-3.
He was unable to cash in on a stroke of fortune on 50 when a ball from Rory Kleinveldt nipped back and brushed the off stump.
But Laidlaw admits they did not have the stroke of fortune they required to claim a third win over the Wallabies in seven years.
Samit Patel immediately trapped Tim Ambrose lbw, for 12, before then having a stroke of fortune to dismiss the opener.
West Ham defended well to restrict the Reds in the first half and even after the break it took a stroke of fortune to allow a deflection off Winston Reid to set up Raheem Sterling for a cool finish.
STROKE OF FORTUNE Simon strokes Eric's head as Lauren kisses him
Hibs' second did arrive 17 minutes from time thanks to Malonga's stroke of fortune.
Ajinkya Rahane (54) proved the biggest obstacle stood in England's way yesterday, following up his Lord's century last week after an early stroke of fortune on eight when umpire Rod Tucker did not detect a glove down the leg-side to Jos Buttler off Moeen.
Having birdied the 17th, he then enjoyed a stroke of fortune on the 18th after his approach narrowly escaped the water, before safely two-putting, the report further said.