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fate

(fāt),
The ultimate outcome.

fate

(fāt)
The ultimate outcome.

fate,

n a synonym for the more modern term
biotransformation. See also biotransformation.
References in classic literature ?
Bon Dieu, I say, is it not hard that the fateful rush of the great Imperial struggle can't take place without affecting a poor little harmless girl of eighteen, who is occupied in billing and cooing, or working muslin collars in Russell Square?
It began quietly, as the fateful unexpected so often begins.
Such an act of cowardice as his, such pitiful shrinking back at the last fateful moment, was inexplicable and revolting.
And stretching away in all directions, surrounding the insignificant cleared spot of the trading post, immense forests, hiding fateful complications of fantastic life, lay in the eloquent silence of mute greatness.
In- deed, no sooner had I made that fateful noise than I became extremely sorry for it.
He stopped, thinking over the form of his confession, and found it suddenly, unavoidably suggested by the fateful evening of his life.
And I sat weary beyond expression, exulting like a conqueror, sleepless and entranced as if before a pro- found, a fateful enigma.
A torrent of words was poured into the enigmatical, the fateful silence; outlandish, angry words, mixed with words and even whole sentences of good English, less strange but even more surprising.
We all sat in silence for some minutes while those fateful eyes still strained to pierce the veil.
Insignificant I call it, because in height it was hardly more than a bank; but there may come moments when Nature makes a mere bank a means toward a fateful result; and that is why I ask you to imagine this high bank crowned with trees, making an uneven wall for some quarter of a mile along the left side of Dorlcote Mill and the pleasant fields behind it, bounded by the murmuring Ripple.
NNA - We are at a fateful juncture and ought not to fall into a pothole of miscalculation, Labour minister Sajaan Qazzi stated during at a Kataeb party-sponsored luncheon event at Qobayyat restaurant today.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Salem al-Jubouri, head of the House of Representatives, stressed that Iraq needs the support of the friendly countries, since it engages in a fateful war defending the security of the region and the world.