"What I want to do is help the Haitian people take control of their own destiny," he would later say.
The lesson of counterfactuals is that destiny often teeters on a narrow ledge.
But now he accepts the "burden of duty put on our shoulders by the destiny of generations and ages."
If demographics are destiny, this is a potentially existential problem.
The U.S. loss to Germany meant Americans were no longer the master of our destiny.
It is the determination of destiny,—as it is your desire,—that I should kill the King!
Kamehameha, on this revelation of his destiny, sprang to his feet.
This to an extent gives us control of our lives, of our destiny.
They committed suicide to escape the destiny for which he designed them.
To-morrow will determine if, as I cannot but believe, destiny has sent you to me at this important hour.
mid-14c., from Old French destinée (12c.) "purpose, intent, fate, destiny; that which is destined," noun use of fem. past participle of destiner, from Latin destinare "make firm, establish" (see destination). The sense is of "that which has been firmly established," as by fate.