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What a fatality, that you have no better an option—either a Scylla or a Charybdis.

But if Ruffo were there, if Artois came, it would be fatality.

By what fatality was it that a man always chose the worst road?

It is a fatality rather than a triumph to have undergone such a change.

The Rita that haunted me had no history; she was but the principle of life charged with fatality.

He attributed the fatality, in part, to a want of sufficient ventilation.

It grieves me much, that by some fatality, his services seem ever overlooked.'

What was once the fatality of genius is now the aspiration of fools.

It minimizes the evil and fatality of war, in which every life and every wound must be paid for.

Stocks had declined for two weeks with appalling swiftness and fatality.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "quality of causing death," from French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitatem (nominative fatalitas), from Latin fatalis (see fatal). Senses in 16c.-17c. included "determined by fate" and "a destiny." Meaning "an occurrence resulting in widespread death" is from 1840. Related: Fatalities.

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