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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fate
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
by a strange quirk of fate
▪ Years later, by a strange quirk of fate, she found herself sitting next to him on a plane.
twist of fate
▪ By an amazing twist of fate, we met again in Madrid five years later.
ultimate fate
▪ The ultimate fate of the tribe was even sadder.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
cruel
▪ There had been anger as well at the cruel jest of fate that had brought her into love with her own brother.
▪ Bamie brushed aside this cruel fate as if it were no more than a nuisance.
▪ A cruel fate had separated them.
▪ But Pip does little to protest this cruel fate.
ill
▪ The worst of fates was to be a wallflower passed over and rejected.
▪ The fish: They rescued Thumbelina, but sent her off to a worse fate.
▪ A worse fate awaits even larger stars - those initially of about 10 or more times the Sun's mass.
▪ Prometheus' brother Atlas suffered a still worse fate.
▪ Can you imagine a worse fate than being condemned to listen to the endless trivia that surround most criminal prosecutions?
▪ A worse fate has befallen the general interest, mass circulation magazines, once the dominant national media.
▪ It would not be long before Paris was turning to them for fear of an even worse fate.
sad
▪ Perhaps it is the sad fate of the so-called underdeveloped world to make the same mistakes as the developed world.
▪ The hearth, which stands for the sanctity of the home, is an apt object to confess her sad fate to.
▪ The sad fate of the St Lawrence belugas epitomises the problems faced by small cetaceans on an increasingly polluted planet.
similar
▪ The letter has suffered a similar fate.
▪ Other men assigned the task suffered similar fates.
▪ East forced two short corners which proved fruitless and likewise Antrim had a similar fate.
▪ This or a similar fate awaits the organization that stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the reality of its circumstances.
▪ He was compared with Aristides the Just, and there were those who wished a similar fate for him.
▪ Perhaps, like the lead coffin of Osiris, which suffered a similar fate, it is the real secret of alchemy.
▪ There are many other groups which suffer a similar fate to women.
▪ All you need is love - the requiem for John Lennon, prophet of peace who met a similar fate.
strange
▪ By a strange quirk of fate, Best ultimately joined Hibernian, the team Marinello graced as a teenager.
ultimate
▪ This had serious implications for the ultimate fate of massive stars.
▪ The ultimate fate of most of this collision debris is to collide again with the satellite from which it was originally ejected.
▪ The ultimate fate of the Mohawks is even sadder.
▪ Its ultimate fate is unknown, although the speed suggests that it was traveling too slowly to escape from Earth.
▪ Still, their ultimate fate is revealing.
■ VERB
accept
▪ Joseph only had the word of Mary; and upon that word he had to place his trust and accept his fate.
▪ The vast majority of the populace accepted its fate as willed by the gods and interpreted by the priestly hierarchy.
▪ For a time Chelsea appeared to accept their fate.
▪ But he refused to accept such a fate.
▪ But I've accepted it as fate that people are building me up to knock me down.
▪ He accepted our fate like a stoic and refused to make a fuss.
▪ Thinking about it later I accept that fate intervened.
avoid
▪ Even so, one naughty specimen, avoiding the fate of its fellows, buzzed around McAllister's head.
▪ Perhaps Zeus consulted his father in order to avoid the fate of his grandfather and to retain his kingdom.
▪ I always pity the average and fat ones, congratulating myself on having avoided such a flabby fate.
▪ You can avoid this fate by paying more attention to managing trial and repurchase than awareness.
▪ Objective number one, then, in Nizan's mind after 1916 was to avoid the terrible fate of his father.
await
▪ Silhouetted against the setting sun and peering anxiously upward, they looked as if they were awaiting their fate on Watership Down.
▪ He squatted impassively, as if stoically awaiting a fate he could not avoid.
▪ In one corner of the kitchens the lobsters were awaiting their fate.
▪ His mind touched briefly on the two defaulters who were awaiting their fate in the basement cells.
▪ The 28,000 people it employed in its shops and distribution system await their fate.
decide
▪ His luck was in, at least for the moment, but he had already decided not to tempt fate again.
▪ And it seemed right that she should be the one to decide my fate.
▪ Now, it seems, they will decide the fate of his government.
▪ As in most fields, a group of senior people decides the professional fate of everyone, Strominger said.
▪ The next few days could decide the fate of thousands of hard-pressed workers, home owners and firms.
▪ They said public comment will help decide the fate of Fanita Ranch, which covers one-quarter of the city.
▪ It would hand over its property to its constituent republican bodies to decide their fate independently.
▪ An egm to decide the company's fate will be held on Thursday.
determine
▪ Tenure was challenged - and probably quite rightly - but so was the universities' freedom to determine their own fate.
▪ Whether the stadium logs another round of lease-backed debt will go far in determining the fate of other major capital-improvement projects here.
▪ Although his proposal of plural worlds was considered heretical, it is difficult to believe it was that which determined his fate.
▪ Obviously, that will determine the fate of the Gramm campaign.
▪ It is easy to say that genes condition our nature rather than determining our fate, but it is not very satisfying.
▪ It is independent and at least somewhat free to determine its own fate.
escape
▪ We probably escape those first fates rather more than the rabbit.
▪ There are various Pelagias who are known as penitent harlots or virgin martyrs who died to escape a fate worse than death.
▪ Harassed by the nomad Scythians, whom he could not catch, he narrowly escaped the fate of Cyrus.
▪ It has not escaped the fate of having to get rid of the father.
▪ Few managed to escape, and the fate of the rest may be imagined.
leave
▪ They left the fate and wondered for a moment about returning to Ring's.
▪ Apollo had left him to his fate.
▪ No, we will leave such things to fate.
▪ I mercilessly left his fate in her hands; it was like leaving a goldfish in the care of an alley cat.
▪ Not making a decision leaves fate responsible for what happens.
▪ But Perot is not one to leave his political fate to chance.
▪ D' you think that the Government in Calcutta is prepared to leave us to our fate?
▪ We dropped anchor there, and the fishermen disappeared back into harbour, leaving us to our fate.
meet
▪ All you need is love - the requiem for John Lennon, prophet of peace who met a similar fate.
▪ Michael Sawyer did not meet that fate.
▪ Two I have burned and there may be - indeed there are - others which should immediately meet the same fate.
▪ The car where Uday met his fate?
▪ Efforts to turn him into the new Olivier met a similar fate.
▪ Three times they rallied and renewed the assault, only to meet the same fate.
▪ Only on Everhope had the heathen met the fate they deserved.
▪ The egg meets a less solicitous fate in the other two paintings.
resign
▪ I resigned myself to my fate.
▪ Santa Anna then resigned himself to his fate.
▪ He was resigned to his own fate.
▪ Tyndale was always aware of and resigned to his likely fate.
seal
▪ But it was exasperated Tory backbenchers who sealed his fate.
▪ Luciano Villoslada remembers that humid spring day that his sister Luz sealed her fate by deciding to become a revolutionary.
▪ Martin Jajo equalised and within five minutes Jacobson sealed Darlington's fate.
▪ But the poor man suffered from a heart condition, and 50 stings were enough to seal his fate.
▪ Time Out had effectively sealed It's fate.
▪ He had cheated the boss, sealed his own fate.
▪ Twenty days of tightly timetabled designer runway shows have sealed the forward fate of fashion.
share
▪ He almost wished he'd shared the fate of his friends.
▪ They long for transcendence, but their individual anguish is alleviated by the knowledge that they share their fate.
▪ It is one of the shining accomplishments of modernity that individuals have learned to share their fates with people very unlike themselves.
▪ It's hardly likely that the people in charge would want to share the fate of this unfortunate planet.
▪ She wished to share his fate.
▪ She had no desire to share Linda's fate.
▪ In part, he has shared the fate of other great men who die young.
suffer
▪ Sister Duffy becomes a patient and suffers agonies over the fate of her love-child, little Peter.
▪ Unhappily, the history taught to our children has suffered the same fate as their mathematics or their grammar.
▪ Women too suffered the same fate unless granted the privilege of the sword.
▪ Hume could scarcely suffer the fate of Andrew Lang, and be hailed as a new defender of the faith.
▪ Not a few black leaders have suffered this fate.
▪ Other men assigned the task suffered similar fates.
▪ Herculaneum, the twin city to Pompeii, suffered a similar fate but has proved more difficult to excavate.
▪ In fact, blues was only suffering the same fate that, surprisingly, would soon befall soul.
tempt
▪ His luck was in, at least for the moment, but he had already decided not to tempt fate again.
▪ With a major typhoon hovering over the horizon, it would have been tempting fate unnecessarily.
▪ It was tempting fate to run the new car in public-but McLaren had thought of that.
▪ They had apparently felt as if a burden had been lifted from them and why tempt fate by attempting to get her back?
▪ Robbie longed to ask, but didn't dare tempt fate.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be master of your own fate/destiny
cheat death/fate etc
▪ And because he thought he could cheat death.
▪ Explain how you cheated death at every stage of the journey.
▪ Our attempts to cheat life have progressed to an attempt to cheat death.
▪ Some of them are cheating death.
instrument of fate/God
seal sb's fate
▪ Rogerson's fate was sealed when he got behind the wheel of his car, completely drunk.
tempt fate
▪ By building houses in the steep canyons, Californians are tempting fate in the form of mudslides and fires.
▪ Fire officials said developers are tempting fate by building deep into the scenic canyons.
▪ It would be tempting fate to travel without a spare wheel.
▪ His luck was in, at least for the moment, but he had already decided not to tempt fate again.
▪ It was tempting fate to run the new car in public-but McLaren had thought of that.
▪ Robbie longed to ask, but didn't dare tempt fate.
▪ They had apparently felt as if a burden had been lifted from them and why tempt fate by attempting to get her back?
▪ With a major typhoon hovering over the horizon, it would have been tempting fate unnecessarily.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ By a strange twist of fate the judge died on the very day that Cordell was executed.
▪ Congress will meet to discuss the fate of the US nuclear defense shield.
▪ He felt that fate had been very unfair to him.
▪ He urged a nationwide referendum to decide the fate of the country.
▪ It was fate that brought us together.
▪ The fate of the prisoners will be decided by a panel of three judges.
▪ They saw themselves as victims of fate.
▪ This afternoon's debate is likely to seal the fate of the imprisoned aid workers.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But fate had put into his lap one of the ubiquitous nobodies.
▪ I am satisfied with my fate.
▪ It wasn't as if she was in any hurry to learn her fate.
▪ No, we will leave such things to fate.
▪ The solutions offered by New Right commentators and their fate is the subject of later chapters.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fate

Fate \Fate\ (f[=a]t), n. [L. fatum a prophetic declaration, oracle, what is ordained by the gods, destiny, fate, fr. fari to speak: cf. OF. fat. See Fame, Fable, Ban, and cf. 1st Fay, Fairy.]

  1. A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.

    Necessity and chance Approach not me; and what I will is fate.
    --Milton.

    Beyond and above the Olympian gods lay the silent, brooding, everlasting fate of which victim and tyrant were alike the instruments.
    --Froude.

  2. Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.

    The great, th'important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome.
    --Addison.

    Our wills and fates do so contrary run That our devices still are overthrown.
    --Shak.

    The whizzing arrow sings, And bears thy fate, Antinous, on its wings.
    --Pope.

  3. The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.

    A brave man struggling in the storms of fate.
    --Pope.

    Sometimes an hour of Fate's serenest weather strikes through our changeful sky its coming beams.
    --B. Taylor.

  4. pl. [L. Fata, pl. of fatum.] (Myth.) The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parc[ae]who were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.

    Note: Among all nations it has been common to speak of fate or destiny as a power superior to gods and men -- swaying all things irresistibly. This may be called the fate of poets and mythologists. Philosophical fate is the sum of the laws of the universe, the product of eternal intelligence and the blind properties of matter. Theological fate represents Deity as above the laws of nature, and ordaining all things according to his will -- the expression of that will being the law.
    --Krauth-Fleming.

    Syn: Destiny; lot; doom; fortune; chance.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
fate

late 14c., "one's lot or destiny; predetermined course of life;" also "one's guiding spirit," from Old French fatefata (source also of Spanish hado, Portuguese fado, Italian fato), neuter plural of fatum "prophetic declaration of what must be, oracle, prediction," thus the Latin word's usual sense, "that which is ordained, destiny, fate," literally "thing spoken (by the gods)," from neuter past participle of fari "to speak," from PIE *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)).\n

\nFrom early 15c. as "power that rules destinies, agency which predetermines events; supernatural predetermination;" also "destiny personified." Meaning "that which must be" is from 1660s; sense of "final event" is from 1768. The Latin sense evolution is from "sentence of the Gods" (Greek theosphaton) to "lot, portion" (Greek moira, personified as a goddess in Homer). The sense "one of the three goddesses (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) who determined the course of a human life" is in English by 1580s. Often in a bad sense in Latin: "bad luck, ill fortune; mishap, ruin; a pest or plague." The native word in English was wyrd (see weird).

fate

"to preordain as if by fate; to be destined by fate," c.1600, from fate (n.). Earlier it meant "to destroy" (c.1400). Related: Fated; fating.

Wiktionary
fate

n. 1 The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events. 2 The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause. 3 destiny; ''often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.'' 4 (lb en mythology) (alternative case form of Fate nodot=1 English) (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings). vb. (context transitive English) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

WordNet
fate
  1. n. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future [syn: destiny]

  2. the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of Destiny" [syn: Destiny]

  3. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" [syn: fortune, destiny, luck, lot, circumstances, portion]

fate

v. decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" [syn: destine, doom, designate]

Gazetteer
Fate, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 497
Housing Units (2000): 184
Land area (2000): 4.730197 sq. miles (12.251153 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.016616 sq. miles (0.043035 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.746813 sq. miles (12.294188 sq. km)
FIPS code: 25572
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.933781 N, 96.384482 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Wikipedia
Fate (role-playing game system)

'Fate 'is a generic role-playing game system based on the FUDGE gaming system. It has no fixed setting, traits, or genre and is customizable. It is designed to offer minimal obstruction to role-playing by assuming players want to make fewer dice rolls.

Fate was written by Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue; the 1st edition was published in early 2003, and the latest version (4th edition) was published successfully through crowd sourcing Kickstarter in 2013. Fate gained adherents both for its high level of support, which is unusual for a free game, and for the numerous innovative gaming mechanics.

Fate (comics)
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Fate (magazine)

'Fate ' is a U.S. magazine about paranormal phenomena. Fate was co-founded in 1948 by Raymond A. Palmer (editor of Amazing Stories) and Curtis Fuller. Fate magazine is the longest-running magazine devoted to the paranormal. Promoted as "the world's leading magazine of the paranormal", it has published expert opinions and personal experiences relating to UFOs, psychic abilities, ghosts and hauntings, cryptozoology, alternative medicine, divination methods, belief in the survival of personality after death, Fortean phenomena, predictive dreams, mental telepathy, archaeology, warnings of death, and other paranormal topics.

Though Fate is aimed at a popular audience and tends to emphasize personal anecdotes about the paranormal, American writer and frequent Fate contributor Jerome Clark says the magazine features a substantial amount of serious research and investigation, and occasional debunking of dubious claims. Subjects of such debunking articles have included Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Amityville Horror.

Fate (1953 song)

"Fate" is a popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet and is credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like all the music in that show, the melody was in fact based on music composed by Alexander Borodin, in this case, Borodin's Symphony No.2. It was introduced on Broadway by Alfred Drake. Howard Keel performed the song in the film version.

Category:1953 songs Category:Songs from musicals Category:Songs written by Robert Wright (writer) Category:Songs written by George Forrest (author) Category:Popular songs based on classical works

Fate (disambiguation)

Fate commonly refers to destiny, a predetermined course of events.

Fate may also refer to:

  • Moirai or Fates, in Greek mythology
  • Time and fate deities, personifications of time and human fate in polytheistic religions
Fate (video game)

Fate is a 2005 single-player action role-playing game originally released for the PC by WildTangent. A trial demo is available. Three sequels — titled Fate: Undiscovered Realms, Fate: The Traitor Soul and Fate: The Cursed King — were released in 2008, 2009 and 2011 respectively. Fate was also released for the PC Steam client on December 12, 2013.

Fate (Bleak song)

"Fate" is the title song for Finnish-Chinese movie Jadesoturi (Jade Warrior). The song is by the rock band Bleak, featuring Swedish singer Ana Johnsson dueting with Caleb (lead singer of Bleak) on vocals, and highly acclaimed Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, who also composed the score for the film. "Fate" will be available on the Jade Warrior soundtrack that was released on October 11 in Finland. The film premiered on October 13 in Finland and debuted at #2, right after The Devil Wears Prada. A music video has also been shot for the song, watch it .

Fate was one of the most played songs on the Finnish radios in 2006.
Fate was also made available on Ana Johnsson's single Break Through Time and on Bleak's single Silvertigo.

Fate (band)

Fate is a Danish heavy metal band originally formed in 1984. They released four albums between 1984-1990 before disbanding in 1993. However, after a one-off reunion at a German music festival in 2004, Fate was reformed and released a new album, V, in 2006. In 2010 Fate released Best Of Fate 25 Years on EMI and in November 2011 the brand new album Ghosts from the Past was released on AOR Heaven in EU and Rubicon in Japan.

Fate (2001 film)

Fate is a 2001 Turkish drama film directed and screen-written by Zeki Demirkubuz based on the Albert Camus novel L'Étranger. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Fate (Dr. Dog album)

Fate is the fifth album by Philadelphia indie rock band Dr. Dog. It was released on July 22, 2008. The album introduces some new studio elements to their established indie rock sound.

Fate (2008 film)

Fate is a 2008 South Korean action noir film.

Fate (Fate album)

Fate is the first album by Danish heavy metal band Fate, released in 1985. The album was digitally remastered and re-released in 2000 with 3 bonus tracks.

Fate (EP)

緣 Fate (sometimes credited as 緣 • 痴心誤會 Fate • Loving Misunderstanding) is an EP by cantopop singer Prudence Liew, released in 1989.

Fate (political party)

Fate was a Muslim political party in the Xanthi area of Greece.

Fate (series)

Fate is an action role-playing video game franchise developed by WildTangent.

Fate (1913 film)

Fate is a 1913 silent short film directed by D. W. Griffith and produced and distributed by the Biograph Company.

This film survives in the Library of Congress collection.

Usage examples of "fate".

In understandably emphasizing the importance and the urgency of eco-holistic fit, the holists have absolutized the Lower-Right quadrant, which, in thus sealing it off from any true integration, condemns it to the fate of all fragments.

And to rage was added fear: fear that once on her own she might complain that he had sexually abused her as a child, and, worse still, that she might voice her suspicions about the fate of some of the young women she had seen in Cromwell Street.

Always superstitious, I was on the point of accepting, and that for the most foolish reason-namely, that there would be no premeditation in that strange resolution, and it might be the impulse of fate.

The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.

If Addis spoke lightly of your role, it was only to permit you to refuse with no embarrassment, since in failure your fate will be worse than his.

But here was Addle, taking him on faith, doing his work toboot--even though, according to Delilah, fate had screwed her over, too.

But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.

The android had felt that his responses were inadequate, and yet Adin seemed somehow comforted-as much so as a man could be who had been so often betrayed by fate.

Barbarian chiefs, alarmed and admonished by the fate of their companions, prepared to encounter, in a decisive battle, the victorious forces of the lieutenant of Valentinian.

I recollect his warmth of heart and high sense, and your beauty, gentleness, charms of conversation, and purely disinterested love for one whose great worldly advantages might so easily bias or adulterate affection, I own that I have no dread for your future fate, no feeling that can at all darken the brightness of anticipation.

They are like the colossal strides of approaching Fate, and this awfulness is twice raised to a higher power, first by a searching, syncopated phrase in the violins which hovers loweringly over them, and next by a succession of afrighted minor scales ascending crescendo and descending piano, the change in dynamics beginning abruptly as the crest of each terrifying wave is reached.

While Angekok had often slept, exhausted from his satanic ecstasies, I had explored this cavern and now it was my fervent hope that an underground stream might bear me from this fate.

God is he, for still The great Gods wander on our mortal ways, And watch their altars upon mead or hill And taste our sacrifice, and hear our lays, And now, perchance, will heed if any prays, And now will vex us with unkind control, But anywise must man live out his days, For Fate hath given him an enduring soul.

Nastasya Filippovna is fated to disappear for much of the last half of the novel, then the author needs an additional cynosure in order to keep his apocalyptic design in plain view.

For a while there was some robust debating, the Castellans being pilloried as dictatorial and even war-mongering, while the Ploughers were labelled as naive appeasers and cowards and quite indifferent to the fate of the people who worked in the forestry trade.