fateful


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so critically decisive as to affect the future

governed and decided by or as if by fate

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having momentous consequences

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ominously prophetic

(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

controlled or decreed by fate

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Not the gross immobility of a Sphinx proposing roadside riddles but the finer immobility, almost sacred, of a fateful figure seated at the very source of the passions that have moved men from the dawn of ages.
In France and Belgium he had lived through fateful hours, carrying more than once his life in his hands.
I look out at the sunrise--that fateful sunrise which will shine upon an unpeopled world.
Far from misleading him, as he supposed, his fancy might have been employed to better purpose, if it had taken a higher flight still--and had associated Emily with the fateful gloom of tragedy, in place of the brighter interest of romance.
Two women in different parts of the city, and entirely unknown to each other, caused him considerable annoyance by breaking forth, simultaneously, at fateful intervals, into wailings about marriage and support and infants.
Twice I have been back, seeking for that fateful spot in the hills, but unable to find it.
It glowed with what seemed to me a mysterious and fateful meaning.
On they rode, and on, until, at last, topping a ridge, they looked down upon the fateful valley.
Little did I dream the fateful part Jackson's arm was to play in my life.
Then in thought Byron goes over all that took place that fateful day.
Especially did the Queen's class gird up their loins for the fray, for at the end of the coming year, dimly shadowing their pathway already, loomed up that fateful thing known as "the Entrance," at the thought of which one and all felt their hearts sink into their very shoes.
A day came at last, however, a fateful day for the poor girl, when the young countess (who was married by this time) discovered La Fosseuse arrayed in one of her ball dresses, and dancing before a mirror.
At any rate he turned up, as the governess expected him to do, and the Fynes saw him pass through the fateful door.
It came slowly, but when it came it worked like a powerful spell; it was love as the Ancients understood it: an irresistible and fateful impulse-- a possession
Sombre is human life, and as yet without meaning: a buffoon may be fateful to it.