In those transactions and in those venues, the fates of nations and people are being sealed.
Somewhere Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush are cursing the fates.
But together, we can rediscover a purpose without surrendering American politics to the fates.
It was a strategic error to tie their fates to those regimes.
The fates of species are braided with feedback systems, complicated interactions, and co-dependencies.
The spiritual midwives and prophetesses at the hour of birth are familiar in mrchen as Fairies, and fates, and Mr.
What had she done that the fates should “have it in for her” like this?
Was she being punished, she wondered, for protesting against the life the fates appeared to have mapped out for her?
A thing which the fates were to render tragically impossible!
So are the Harpies, and Medusa, and the fates who measure and cut and spin.
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).