Meaning of serendipity in English
Etymology1754: coined by Horace Walpole, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes ‘were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of’
Definitions1. good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
- « You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what's current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all. » Lily Tomlin
- « Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't. » Jon Huntsman, Jr.
- « Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances. » Julie Bishop
- « In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts. » Peter McWilliams