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Words related to serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

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They feed off solace and stimuli--being lost in thought and accidental discoveries after getting lost in New York, even though I've lived here 20 years.
In Erasmus Darwin, Fara organizes her examination of the polymath's life and career around the framework of three poems written by Darwin, "The Loves of the Plants," "The Economy of Vegetation," and "The Temple of Nature," plus a parody written by his conservative detractors, "The Loves of the Triangles." Fara describes the progress of her research, provides plainspoken commentary upon her reactions to the overwrought quality of Darwin's poetry, and divulges the truth about her field of endeavor--that the practice of history is not at all precise and, instead, follows a meandering path full of accidental discoveries, "false trails," and "jettisoned chapters" (p.
How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun: Accidental Discoveries and Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat and Drink is a 'must' for any general lending library seeing popularity in either trivia books, cookbooks, or both.
Previously drugs came to light more or less through accidental discoveries.
Paulette's quest to find a mysterious camellia plant aptly captures a theme of the novel: that the era of global modernity is about connections, accidental discoveries, and an unregulated flow of information between people who shape world history in an often anonymous capacity.
(25) Since conception cannot occur until the inventor formulates "a definite and permanent idea of the complete and operative invention," (26) accidental discoveries, at least at the moment of the serendipitous event, lack conception.
There have been six accidental discoveries in Minnesota since 1999.
HAPPY ACCIDENTS: SERENDIPITY IN MODERN MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS tells of happy accidental discoveries in the world of science, documenting events and also providing insights into how these accidents came to be realized as beneficial.