Examples from the Web for fatal
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.
Two years ago, a Party apparatchik surveyed the site of a fatal traffic accident… with a smile on his face.
They are mean, unhappy and inspired only by their fatal selfishness.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to a police source, that fax came in at 2:46 p.m.—literally a after before the fatal bullets flew.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I described in an article over the summer when the fatal case in China was diagnosed, plague has three distinct clinical forms.
With one powerful sweep of his paddle he can instantly turn the canoe, when only a foot distant from fatal destruction.
How fatal then, how tormenting, how intolerable, must her reverse of fortune be!The Adventures of Roderick Random|Tobias Smollett
We have, therefore, to draw the fatal conclusion that Switzerland is doomed should capitalist imperialism endure.The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
The Government of England will never rise to so exalted a pitch of glory, nor will its end be so fatal.Letters on England|Voltaire
Then, again, numerous males fall victims to the jealous fury of their own sex, which leads to fierce and fatal battles.Animal Life of the British Isles|Edward Step
British Dictionary definitions for fatal
Word Origin for fatal
Word Origin and History for fatal
late 14c., "decreed by fate," from Middle French fatal (14c.) and directly from Latin fatalis "ordained by fate," from fatum (see fate (n.)); sense of "causing death" is early 15c.