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Fate meaning

fate - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. an event ( or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Inevitable necessity; destiny; death.

fate - examples of usage

  1. I lost heart, for that Fate seemed to have declared against me. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I am afraid that her fate was a sad one. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Is this the fate of men employed and hired? - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
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