destiny

[ des-tuh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF destiny
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May the powers that guide our destiny, preserve you from any real cause for shame.

Let me hear from your own lips the words that must decide my destiny.

That graceful maiden is too lovely for any destiny meaner than a royal marriage.

Miss Milbrey had put herself bravely in the path of Destiny.

They do not change the nature of truth and her capability and destiny to benefit mankind.

So you know your destiny; and have nothing to do but to yield to it.

The essence of freedom is that each of us shares in the shaping of his own destiny.

Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.

It was terrible to be chosen in this way to be the arbiter of Destiny.

There was danger, too--and the greatest--from Viviette, ignorant of Destiny.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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