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Fate vs. Misfortune

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Fatenoun

The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

Misfortunenoun

(uncountable) bad luck

‘The worst tour I have ever had the misfortune to experience.’; ‘It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. - Ulysses S. Grant’;

Fatenoun

The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.

Misfortunenoun

(countable) an undesirable event such as an accident

‘She had to come to terms with a number of misfortunes.’;

Fatenoun

Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.

‘Accept your fate.’;

Misfortunenoun

Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance.

‘Consider why the change was wrought,You 'll find his misfortune, not his fault.’;

Fatenoun

(mythology) lang=en (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).

Misfortuneverb

To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail.

Fateverb

(transitive) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

‘The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.’;

Misfortunenoun

unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

Fatenoun

A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.

‘Necessity and chanceApproach not me; and what I will is fate.’; ‘Beyond and above the Olympian gods lay the silent, brooding, everlasting fate of which victim and tyrant were alike the instruments.’;

Misfortunenoun

an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Fatenoun

Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.

‘The great, th'important day, big with the fateOf Cato and of Rome.’; ‘Our wills and fates do so contrary runThat our devices still are overthrown.’; ‘The whizzing arrow sings,And bears thy fate, Antinous, on its wings.’;

Misfortunenoun

bad luck

‘the project was dogged by misfortune’;

Fatenoun

The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.

‘A brave man struggling in the storms of fate.’; ‘Sometimes an hour of Fate's serenest weather strikes through our changeful sky its coming beams.’;

Misfortunenoun

an unfortunate condition or event

‘never laugh at other people's misfortunes’;

Fatenoun

The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcæwho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.

Fatenoun

an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

Fatenoun

the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman);

‘we are helpless in the face of Destiny’;

Fatenoun

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);

‘whatever my fortune may be’; ‘deserved a better fate’; ‘has a happy lot’; ‘the luck of the Irish’; ‘a victim of circumstances’; ‘success that was her portion’;

Fateverb

decree or designate beforehand;

‘She was destined to become a great pianist’;

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