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fate

(Destiny), noun certainty, destination, destined lot, fate-to-be-predetermined events, fortune, future, future course of events, future state, inevitability, inevitableness, lot, luck, outcome, power to predetermine events, predetermination, sureness, ultimate future, what is destined to happen, what is doomed to occur, what is fated to occur, what is written, what looms
Associated concepts: fortuitous event, insurance, the defennant's fate is with the jury
Foreign phrases: Fatum.Fate.

fate

(Termination), noun apocalypse, bad luck, bane, bitter end, catastrophe, collapse, conclusion, curtain, death, death knell, death warrant, deathblow, debacle, destruction, disaster, doom, downfall, end, end of the world, final blow, final event, final curtain, final result, finis, finish, ill luck, last act, misfortune, payoff, ruin, ruination, terminus, tough luck, undoing, windup
See also: accident, end, happenstance, outlook, predetermination, predetermine, prospect, quirk, termination
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The Fates hope Eve, with her unusual talents will be successful is catching the Nix.
The story's structural format, its allegorical content, and pre/non-Christian characterization of the fates were not lost on the storytellers and their audience.
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In Scotland weird was used as an adjective in the phrase "the Weird Sisters," a name for the Fates, three goddesses who set human destinies.
In the Epilogue, Ishmael notes again that "I was he whom the Fates ordained to take the place of Ahab's bowsman" (573).
Choral voices are featured for the first time in a main ``Star Wars'' theme; radio playing the churning ``Duel of the Fates.