2012년 10월 4일 목요일

Dic: someone's fortunes


▷4. N-PLURAL : with poss If you talk about someone's fortunes or the fortunes of something, you are talking about the extent to which they are doing well or being successful
  • The electoral fortunes of the Liberal Democratic party may decline.
  • The company had to do something to reverse its sliding fortunes.
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▷3. [countable, usually plural, uncountable] the good and bad things that happen to a person, family, country, etc. [OALD]
  • the changing fortunes of the movie industry
  • the fortunes of war
  • a reversal of fortune(s)
▷3.【WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU】 [C usually plural] the good or bad things that happen in life [LDOCE]
  • a downturn in the company's fortunes
  • This defeat marked a change in the team's fortunes.
  • The geographical position of the frontier fluctuated with the fortunes of war (=the things that can happen during a war) .
▷4. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion [WordNet]
  • whatever my fortune may be
  • deserved a better fate
  • has a happy lot
  • the luck of the Irish
  • a victim of circumstances
  • success that was her portion
▷2. fortunes. The turns of luck in the course of one's life. [The American Heritage]

▷3. fortunes [plural] the things that happen to someone or something and the changing degree to which they are successful [MacMillan English Dictionary-American]
  • a career that illustrates the changing fortunes of the Democratic Party
  • The new board will work to restore the company's fortunes.

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