Usage examples for Destinies

  1. By what humble means are great destinies made evident! – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  2. Sank with her dead freight- sank, and snatched forever from our power the corpse which we had discovered almost by a miracle- those jealously- preserved remains, on the safe- keeping of which rested so strangely the hopes and the love- destinies of two living beings! – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  3. What I principally wanted to do was to depict human beings, human emotions, and human destinies, upon a groundwork of the social conditions and principles of the present day. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  4. For this child, whom the future was to summon to such high destinies and such heroic sacrifices, the past and present seemed to have gathered riches and power together from many sources. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. Both boys attended military schools in France, far away from their own home and friends, and consequently drew apart from their comrades, lived their own lives, and carved out their own destinies. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  6. Such were the two men, the master and the favorite, to whose hands the destinies of the Netherlands were now entrusted. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. He saw to the southwards and far away westwards across the seas, how now this country, now that, flew its flag and administered its laws, yet how those flags all together saluted the Crossed Keys; how those laws, however diverse, bowed all together before the Law of Liberty; and how there, farther yet, already the gates of the East had rolled back, and how there peered out across half the world the patient seeking faces of those old children of earth, awakened at last to destinies greater than their own- awakened, not as men had once feared, by the thunder of Christian guns, but by the call of the Shepherd to sheep that were not of His Fold. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. But just at this time there befell him an adventure which was destined to affect materially his after destinies, and that in more ways than one. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  9. In so far as his impulse belongs to the great incurable impulses of human nature, he can bring about tragic destinies and later become a subject for tragedy himself, for such tragedies as deal with the incurable, implacable, inevitable in the lot and character of man. – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. He, Eldon Parr, who had been used to settle the destinies of men! – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  11. The owner of the soil was a character actually sacred in their eyes; for what respect and what submission were enough for one, who held in his hands the destinies of so many; who could raise them to affluence, or depress them to want, and by his mere word control the Agent himself, the most dreaded of all those who exerted an influence on their fortunes? – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  12. In a moment of rashness, impelled by sacred feelings, it is reported, at least, for the whole is a mystery, he communicated what he had heard with horror to the mistress of his destinies. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  13. The destinies of a nation might have rested in the hands that he turned only to selfish fantasy. – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  14. " I refuse to give it, milor," she said proudly, " and as I have no wish to spoil or mar your pleasures, so do I pray you to remember our bond, which is that you leave me free to act and speak, aye, and to guide the destinies of France if she have need of me, without interference from you." – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  15. Together, they marched to inevitably similar destinies.... – Thy Rocks and Rills by Robert Ernest Gilbert
  16. Had she foreseen the future destinies of her daughter, it might have been otherwise. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. It will be continued, nevertheless, and men will be made to understand that it is not alone Mastai's work, or any man's work, but the cause of Him who guides, with irresistible power, the destinies of mankind. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  18. They fight it as hard as they can, and dodge their destinies wherever possible; but it's a pretty sure thing that ultimately they'll hit it off. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  19. He had very little margin of time, but, slight as it was, the grinning Fate which presided over his destinies had opportunity to arrange a meeting for him. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  20. A word of encouragement or of disapproval from us may be the turning- point in their destinies, may set the seal on what they are to become. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant