[ US /ˈfeɪt/ ]
[ UK /fˈe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
    we are helpless in the face of destiny
  2. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  3. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    has a happy lot
    success that was her portion
    deserved a better fate
    the luck of the Irish
    whatever my fortune may be
    a victim of circumstances
  1. decree or designate beforehand
    She was destined to become a great pianist
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How To Use fate In A Sentence

  • The theory I do not accept: one simply folds his sails, unships his rudder, and waits the will of Providence, or the arrival of some compelling fate. Saunterings
  • Over Fate of Georgia, Provinces With Russian forces appearing to hunker down in Georgia, U.S. and European officials now face a pricklier challenge: Moscow's insistence that it has the right to help break up the country. U.S.-Russia Relations Turn Cold
  • The extracts obtained were prefiltered through glass wool and sodium sulfate anhydride and filtered by column chromatography (clean-up performed using sodium sulfate anhydride and Celite 545).
  • Or should I just accept the fact that fate has dealt me a card from the bottom of the deck and move on?
  • Before long, fate delivered him to a vernissage where Régine Chassagne was singing.
  • ‘Irony’ in its original form is the will of the fates or gods played out through the lives of mortals.
  • Whatever the fate of sense-datum theories might be as general theories of exteroception, their appeal as a model for understanding pains and other intransitive bodily sensations is very strong. Pain
  • The condemned men were resigned to their fate.
  • Not for a minute had she believed fate would be so amenable as to arrange for him to fall madly in love with her. WHOLE SECRET LOVE
  • The Little Sparrow," "Je Ne Regrette Rien", the tragic fate of her boxer-lover, do we really need to crank that victrola one more time -- haven't we had enough? Paris Then, Paris Now: James Wolcott
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