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Synonyms for fate

Synonyms for fate

that which is inevitably destined

a predestined tragic end


to determine the future of in advance

to predestine to a tragic end


Synonyms for fate

an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

decree or designate beforehand

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Such," said Colonel Brandon, after a pause, "has been the unhappy resemblance between the fate of mother and daughter
Was I left to perish of starvation in this subterranean world of darkness; or what fate, perhaps even more fearful, awaited me?
Here, divesting myself of my clothes, (for there is no reason why we cannot die as we were born), I threw myself headlong into the current; the sole witness of my fate being a solitary crow that had been seduced into the eating of brandy-saturated corn, and so had staggered away from his fellows.
You will observe that the hour mentioned upon it is the very time at which the poor fellow met his fate.
She had hoped to be a teacher at the school, but the fates seemed to decide otherwise.
It filled him with a tender awe, now the danger was over, and made him thank the fates that no personal vanity, no sense of playing a part before sophisticated witnesses, had tempted him to tempt her.
I tell you frankly, gentlemen, that as their fates were so I believe ours will be.
He would not let himself yield entirely to the proud joy that filled him; but presently his distrust of the fates gave way before a wild happiness.
We think that we can shape our fate, but it is fate that shapes us, and nothing befalls except fate will it.
better these then worse By my advice; since fate inevitable Subdues us, and Omnipotent Decree, The Victors will.
In ne house was a father weeping for the loss of his daughter, in another perhaps a mother trembling for the fate of her child; and instead of the blessings that had formerly been heaped on the Sultan's head, the air was now full of curses.
It is decreed of fate, and therefore I am not guilty in this respect.
She remains simply "missing"; she has disappeared enigmatically into a mystery of fate as big as the world, where your imagination of a brother-sailor, of a fellow-servant and lover of ships, may range unchecked.
Notwithstanding Marnoo's denial of any knowledge of his fate, I could not avoid suspecting that he was deceiving me; and this suspicion revived those frightful apprehensions with regard to my own fate, which, for a short time past, had subsided in my breast.
Here a rumor was heard of the disastrous fate of the Tonquin.