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An example use of fate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to natural causes by cruel fate of …”

meanings of fate


  1. Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Fate (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).
  3. The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
  4. The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
  5. An event or a situation which is inevitable in the fullness of time.


  1. A personification of fate (the cause that predetermines events).
  2. Any one of the Fates.


  1. To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

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