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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.
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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
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