Fortune-book

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fortune-book a book helpful in telling fortunes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fortuna.

Usage

In literature:

The fortunate book lover has many in Pickering editions.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
But if M. Safrac is not a sorcerer and fortune-teller, why does he spend his time reading books?
"Balthasar" by Anatole France
But the book-hunter may possibly leave a little fortune behind him.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Philostratos, the biographer of the Sophists, gives a detailed account of his life and fortunes at the beginning of Book II.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Fortunately or the other thing, his books cost him no effort.
"Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation" by William Ernest Henley
It is not necessary to squander a fortune in collecting a library, nor to be hasty in buying every book you come across.
"Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs" by Henry H. Harper
Fortunately no formal standardization of book sizes is likely to be attempted.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
We sat up late at night reading that book, marvelling at our good fortune.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
Impressed upon the reader's memory, it would go far to make the fortune of the book.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Three or four times he had tried to begin the book that was to bring fame and fortune, and as many times had failed.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
Hold on to it; and when at last you have your books don't forget how fortunate you are to have them.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
An author is fairly fortunate who receives as much as $500 or $600 from the sale of his book.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Unhappily he studied too much, bought too many books, neglected to care for his fortune, and came to financial ruin.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
On the whole, however, Cambridge has not been nearly so fortunate as Oxford in accumulating Greek books.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
So many books must be worth a fortune, Daoud thought.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Fortunately he had his books, which he had saved from the wreck.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
To botany I wish to devote my leisure and my old age; and my fortune to the collecting of drawings, plants, and books.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
And in that respect the Dutch child is far more fortunate than the Javanese, who possesses no books except school-books.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
I was no better than a kitchen-maid at her dream-book and fortune-teller.
"The Professor's Mystery" by Wells Hastings
Fortunately, however, a place was obtained for him in a highly respectable book-store.
"Pencil Sketches" by Eliza Leslie
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In poetry:

Mine exercise naught ells
But raginge agonies;
My bookes, of spightfull fortune's foiles
And drerye tragedies.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
Come, pretty school girl! lay your books aside;
Yes graduate tomorrow — tomorrow be my bride;
My fortune share,
And reign queen there,
In the little white cottage on Evergreen Square.
"Come, Pretty School-Girl!" by Henry Clay Work
When once he opes his books, he'll rive
The heart of ev'ry man alive;
And all their faults expose to open view,
And for each deed deserving blame,
And make injustice his vast fortune rue.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

(FORTUNE Magazine) – It does sound like the plot of a comic book, except that there are billions of dollars at stake, not to mention maybe the future of business and consumer computing.
ROUSES POINT In a thought-provoking book by local author Raquel Rodriguez Young, readers are posed the questions, Are You Fortunate.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – Whatever happens next, the Great Asian Slump is already one for the record books.
As you count your blessings this November, join CW8 Aggieland in remembering those less fortunate by participating in Books and a Blanket .
Fortunately for party-throwers (and -goers, for that matter), a number of new books on wine, cocktails , and beer can help to provide an edge over the competition.
Fortunately for all of us, she wrote a book about Fun Jenny and redefined "nature lover" in the process.
He has written multiple books and has worked with 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
As I slog through the writing process to put together my book, I'm fortunate to have some friends who are also writing books.
Tell your stories of good fortune on the pages of a 'luck book.
Fortunately, those of us in the book-reading business have no prejudices, no petty notions of showing him just how much books matter.
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In science:

Fortunately, we can refer to an excellent book where the interested reader will find all the relevant results and references.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
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