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An example use of fortune in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… going to cost me a fortune he lied and …”
Fortune is a person or thing that brings good luck.
the word fortune occurs in english on average 18.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.