Definitions of destiny

  1. your overall circumstances or condition in life ( including everything that happens to you); " whatever my fortune may be"; " deserved a better fate"; " has a happy lot"; " the luck of the Irish"; " a victim of circumstances"; " success that was her portion"
  2. an event ( or course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  3. the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events ( often personified as a woman); " we are helpless in the face of Destiny"
  4. an event ( or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  5. That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
  6. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
  7. Fate; inevitable or unavoidable necessity; lot; fortune.
  8. The purpose or end to which any person or thing is destined or appointed: unavoidable fate: necessity.
  9. Predetermined condition; fate.
  10. That to which any person or thing is destined; fortune; doom; fate.
  11. That to which a person or thing is preappointed; fate, fortune, or doom; the immutable power by which events are so ordered that they cannot possibly happen otherwise; invincible necessity. The Destinies, the Fates, or supposed powers which apportion, spin out, and finish off for each man his life. See Fate.
  12. Unavoidable fate; lot; future condition appointed by the Divine will, or that appointed by human will.

Quotes of destiny

  1. More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. – Kofi Annan
  2. Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. – Marcus Aurelius
  3. Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny – Georges Braque
  4. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved. – William Jennings Bryant
  5. An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past. – Pierre Corneille
  6. For the black man there is only one destiny And it is white. – Frantz Fanon
  7. It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny – Eric Hoffer
  8. In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny we have our own trump cards and we use them. – Alija Izetbegovic
  9. Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God. – Henry A. Kissinger
  10. Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier. – Gustav Mahler
  11. We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny – William McKinley
  12. The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny – Colin Powell
  13. But one day, when I was still young, I was parted from my family and left my native country. I hunted and searched for music, and destiny turned me into the object of my hunt. The circumstances of life became my 'antlers' and prevented me from returning home. – Georg Solti
  14. One country, one constitution, one destiny – Daniel Webster

Usage examples for destiny

  1. Paul could imagine her, in her great humiliation, solitary among the ruins of her high destiny hiding her wounds; too sensitive to face the curiosity, too proud to brook the pity, of the world. – Grey Roses by Henry Harland
  2. The poems deal with one theme, the destiny of the chosen people. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  3. It can carry, then, no confident assertion as to the meaning and destiny of the universe as a whole. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  4. Here Destiny placed us, and here is our work, and we must do it the best we can. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  5. Marcus went to sleep with the satisfaction of a man who is in full control of destiny – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  6. Tomorrow would be a great day, and, since the Saadat was to control its destiny what other end could there be but happiness? – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  7. I look up to you as one whose destiny must be high. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  8. He let Destiny alone, and did his best instead. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  9. Destiny was stronger than even the genius of a great man. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  10. And now, by chance,- or was it destiny in this its favorite mask? – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  11. But the day of his destiny is over. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  12. My destiny is in your hands. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. Now I yield to my destiny – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  14. It was Gral's destiny yet to know that a mere day's effort was only the beginning. – The Beginning by Henry Hasse
  15. For the first time in two years the chancellor felt that the destiny of Lutha was safe in the hands of her king. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  16. Who brought me to this destiny – Four Plays of Gil Vicente by Gil Vicente
  17. I mean the man of d- d- destiny – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  18. And tonight I want to speak directly to America's younger generation, because you hold the destiny of our nation in your hands. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  19. A strange feeling of destiny seems to come over us as we first look into the beautiful face we were born to love. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  20. This day Chance or Destiny or Fate- whatever you may choose to call it- saved him from destruction. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans