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so critically decisive as to affect the future

causing or tending to cause death

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bringing death

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having momentous consequences

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(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

controlled or decreed by fate

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But the Crozier being an hotel of a most retiring disposition, and the waiter's directions being fatally precise, he soon became bewildered, and went boggling about and about the Cathedral Tower, whenever he could catch a glimpse of it, with a general impression on his mind that Mrs.
I know," continued the unhappy victim, "how heavily and fatally this one circumstance weighs against me, but I have no power of explaining it; and when I have expressed my utter ignorance, I am only left to conjecture concerning the probabilities by which it might have been placed in my pocket.
In resigning all further claim on his services, I have only to say that I am convinced of his honesty and his intelligence; but I am more firmly persuaded than ever, that the circumstances, in this case, have fatally misled him.
Why not say, the circumstances have fatally misled me?
It was a stumble on the threshold at starting--it was a flaw in the evidence which told fatally against us.
But then every bit and scrap of hint and information would be acted on, and fatally they were bound to get Haldin.
The casuists have become a byword of reproach; but their perverted spirit of minute discrimination was the shadow of a truth to which eyes and hearts are too often fatally sealed,--the truth, that moral judgments must remain false and hollow, unless they are checked and enlightened by a perpetual reference to the special circumstances that mark the individual lot.
The Herald Media reported on June 25 about a homeowner who fatally shot an intruder in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The weekend began with an outburst of violence in US Baltimore, according to police, with four people shot, including one fatally, overnight Friday, and three others shot later.
Police say two men were fatally shot in the head about 1 a.
An Atlanta-area police officer fatally shot a naked and apparently unarmed African-American who was reportedly acting erratically at his apartment complex, authorities said.
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CHICAGO -- A Pakistani student enrolled in Loyola University was fatally shot in Chicago on Friday during an attempted robbery, a US paper reported.
TUNIS, (TAP) - A smuggler was fatally hit by a bullet, on Thursday morning, in a car chase with a National Guard patrol in Naassen, Governorate of Ben Arous.
A New Hampshire police officer was fatally shot today while responding to a domestic dispute call at a home that subsequently exploded, authorities said.