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Synonyms for fatality


Synonyms for fatality

a termination of life, usually as the result of an accident or a disaster

the quality or condition of causing death

Synonyms for fatality

a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters

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For by some curious fatality, as it is often noted of your metropolitan freebooters that they ever encamp around the halls of justice, so sinners, gentlemen, most abound in holiest vicinities.
For by a mysterious fatality, Heaven itself seemed to step in to take out of his hands into its own the damning thing he would have done.
But how wild, how almost laughable, the fatality, --and yet how continually it comes to pass, thought Hepzibah, in this dull delirium of a world,--that whosoever, and with however kindly a purpose, should come to help, they would be sure to help the strongest side!
Unaccustomed to action or responsibility,--full of horror at what she had seen, and afraid to inquire, or almost to imagine, how it had come to pass,--affrighted at the fatality which seemed to pursue her brother,--stupefied by the dim, thick, stifling atmosphere of dread which filled the house as with a death-smell, and obliterated all definiteness of thought,--she yielded without a question, and on the instant, to the will which Clifford expressed.
There is a fatality about all physical and intellectual distinction, the sort of fatality that seems to dog through history the faltering steps of kings.
"Yes, you are right, D'Artagnan, a fatality that will separate and ruin us!
"'The wives and daughters of these incomparably great and wise magi,'" continued Scheherazade, without being in any manner disturbed by these frequent and most ungentlemanly interruptions on the part of her husband -- "'the wives and daughters of these eminent conjurers are every thing that is accomplished and refined; and would be every thing that is interesting and beautiful, but for an unhappy fatality that besets them, and from which not even the miraculous powers of their husbands and fathers has, hitherto, been adequate to save.
While, to make the fatality complete, Agnes herself had innocently provided the conspirators with the one man who was fitted to be the passive agent of their crime.
By an unhappy fatality she was looking charmingly that morning.
A strange fatality seems to have attended all the expeditions by sea, nor were those by land much less disastrous.
She, too, is living in Scotland--living, by a strange fatality, not very far distant from my country-house.
--every time the murderer comes to the chateau, Monsieur Darzac, by a strange fatality, absents himself and refuses to give any account of how he employs his time."
The other fatality was brought directly to her relatives in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
States with moderate to strong bans have motorcycle fatality rates that differ by as much as 11 percent compared to states with no bans, according to a study out of Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.