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.

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