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Definitions of fate

  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. decree or designate beforehand; " She was destined to become a great pianist"
  3. an event ( or course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  4. the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events ( often personified as a woman); " we are helpless in the face of Destiny"
  5. an event ( or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  6. A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
  7. Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
  8. The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.
  9. The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
  10. Destiny; inevitable or unavoidable necessity; death or destruction; predestined lot.
  11. Inevitable destiny or necessity; appointed lot; ill- fortune; doom; final issue.
  12. Inevitable necessity; destiny; death.
  13. Predetermined and inevitable necessity; destiny; fortune; lot; doom; death.
  14. Gr. & Rom. Myth. The three goddesses supposed to control all destinies.
  15. The three goddesses which presided over the destinies of individuals, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.
  16. That destiny which foredooms everything and which there is no evading; predestined lot; final event; death; destruction.
  17. Inevitable necessity; lot; destiny.
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Usage examples for fate

  1. " The young lady'll catch 'er death, sure's fate – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. They might; on the other hand they might consider me as dead; and then think of the fate of my wife. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  3. Girls, we'll have somebody in here, sure as fate if we don't stop. – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  4. What might not be his fate – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  5. You must be left to your fate – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  6. You seem interested in the fate of the picture. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  7. What right had she to expect anything better than their fate – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  8. What a fate for an American girl!" – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. You know what our fate is to be? – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  10. The other, who was at a little distance, saw his companion's fate and cried out to us to make haste. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. It was not until long after that his fate became known. – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  12. He must work out his own fate – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  13. " Better come through or your fate will be the same as Atherwald's. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  14. Good morning, miss: 'tis like fate the way I keep running across you. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. But fate has been stronger than I. Good- bye. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  16. On the way home, she had decided that, after all, perhaps his fate was no easier than hers to bear. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  17. But if she were never to see him again- if it were her fate to lie beside her husband always, to the end of her life! – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  18. We must leave the waggon to its own fate I suppose? – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  19. " It is a terrible fate he returned. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. " There is an evil fate about the Princess Fiorimonde," quoth he; " many have gone to marry her, but where are they now?" – The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories by Mary De Morgan
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