fated to die in the end like all the others he describes himself as “the saddest man in the world… infinitely sad.”
That exit, with periodic finales, is fated to be a marathon: an epic that one might be tempted to call The Fideliad.
Yiyun Li is a phenomenal writer whose rapid if convoluted rise to literary prominence seems both accidental and fated.
Today, they have shown their detractors that they are not fated to live under the rule of strongmen.
Nor is it fated that Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the border live in perpetual fear.
There let it lie to appear one day, or not to appear, as might be fated.
The fated victims were to be made ready for the coming sacrifice.
It was about a quarter of an hour before the fated moment, when Miss Theresa Newton sat down by me.
She is the Sphinx of modern investigation, and man is not fated to be her Œdipus.
All in vain: Sydney was not fated to die early or figure as a young saint in a Sunday-school memoir.
late 14c., from Latin fata, neuter plural of fatum "prophetic declaration, oracle, prediction," thus "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.)).
The Latin sense evolution is from "sentence of the Gods" (Greek theosphaton) to "lot, portion" (Greek moira, personified as a goddess in Homer), also "one of the three goddesses (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) who determined the course of a human life." The native word was wyrd (see weird).
"to preordain as if by fate; to be destined by fate," c.1600, from fate (n.). Related: Fated; fating. Earlier it meant "to destroy" (c.1400).