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adjective as in deadly


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Just like that fateful 911 call, the first reports about the shooting – made public by police officials and published by local media outlets – were characterized by falsehoods and information gaps.

For the first few decades, Wheaties athletes were depicted on the back of the box, but in 1958 the brand made a fateful choice.

There was this fateful day when you observed a chimpanzee sticking a stalk of grass into a termite hole and then pulling out the stalk that was now covered in termites and eating them.

From Vox

In a potentially fateful decision, it funded work similar to Baric’s at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which soon used its own reverse-genetics technology to make numerous coronavirus chimeras.

This week on a music-themed edition of Wherever You Get Your Podcasts, we take a deep dive into hip-hop’s history, learn about a king’s fateful haircut, discover the lost music of Tanzania and explore the multifaceted glory that is the Dollyverse.

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The Malaysian crew said they could not comply—the report gives no reason for what was very likely a fateful decision.

Lindsay Lohan was also spotted at the restaurant that fateful night.

On that fateful Friday, July 13th, Sanders joined Democratic staff investigator Scott Armstrong in questioning Butterfield.

In the wake of that fateful 2008 evening, Cotillard has worked for, and alongside, some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

A few days after this fateful visit, each visionary reported seeing images of rivers of blood and headless corpses.

As the music wailed its dying cadences into this fateful silence, Tom met her eyes across the room.

Winifred, naturally a high-spirited and lively girl, soon recovered from the fright of that fateful Sunday evening.

But the immediate interest centres in the fateful attempt to relieve the castle of Stirling.

She had declared that she arrived at Hill Street about seven o'clock on that fateful second of September.

On this fateful date, the feature had been completed and the afterpiece was being enacted.

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On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fateful, such as: crucial, decisive, eventful, momentous, acute, and apocalyptic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.