kismet

[ kiz-mit, -met, kis- ]SEE DEFINITION OF kismet
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Yielding to a conviction that it was to be, I murmured “Kismet,” and descended from my chariot.

If these "gifts of God" suffer and are a burden to others that is kismet.

It is your kismet, as it was Gaddy's, and his kismet who can avoid?

Yet there are wise men who can read our kismet, and foretell.

One told me the other day that he heard the steps of Kismet.

My reply was 'Kismet,' which means that it was a sin to think of the future.

“Kismet,” as they think it, said Jane Mohun, and still more to their want of care.

Some will say that it was the senior's kismet, but let that pass.

It is your kismet; it is Fate; and what am I, to resist Destiny?

To do this was his Kismet, his decreed fate, and he was content—and why not?

WORD ORIGIN

"fate, destiny," 1834, from Turkish qismet, from Arabic qismah, qismat "portion, lot, fate," from root of qasama "he divided."

Popularized as the title of a novel in 1877.

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