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Below you will find the definition of fated, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate
EXAMPLES - Fated in a Sentence
- We are fated to incur even higher costs for two reasons. (source)
- Yet, it appears our paths are once again fated not to cross. (source)
- I was finally "fated" by several men taking each a part of it. (source)
- Just before ushering the "fated" one into the presence of Madam (source)
- "fated" path that the Companions had tried to force her to take. (source)
- Everything is fated to occur through the cascading effects of physics. (source)
- Old friendships might dissolve while new, possibly "fated" alliances form. (source)
- It is not that Freud was somehow "fated" to become the world's first psychoanalyst. (source)
- But it is later revealed that the words, such as fated and fantastic, are not offensive. (source)
- Yet we seemed fated, time and again, to wind up on opposite sides in big national contests. (source)
- Unfortunately, the Ministry of Justice's dealings with business have been predictably ill-fated. (source)
- We Americans, said Cheney, would rather not have Russia as an enemy -- it is not "fated" to happen. (source)
- Often by the sole surviving heir, for Benedict2s assaults, though ill-fated, take their recurrent toll. (source)
- But is this new vehicle of unconstrained expression fated to come under the thumb of the powers that be? (source)
- This is the final book in the acclaimed series of 'cursed brothers, fated mates, prophecies. destiny and magic.' (source)
- Goldman wasn't the only financial institution repackaging ill-fated subprime mortgages to sell to some customers. (source)
- Then you and your crew can happily do the infamous 'post-mortem' on 'what went wrong' with the 'ill fated reform efforts'. (source)
- Beyond the din of the World Cup in Johannesburg, and just south of the protests of the ill-fated G-20 Summit in Toronto, the ... (source)
- Beyond the din of the World Cup in Johannesburg, and just south of the protests of the ill-fated G-20 Summit in Toronto, the U.S. (source)
- What was his role in getting not only Claire but also Jack and his own corpse on the plane that was "fated" to crash on the island? (source)
- His son Sarpedon, for example, who is "fated," as he says himself, to die, he is yet at the last moment in half a mind to save alive! (source)
- The Kardashian sisters cost fans big money with their short-lived and ill-fated pre-paid debit card, and now, it may cost them big time. (source)
- This Scotch and older English word has been chosen to translate the M.H.G. "veige", 'fated', 'doomed', as it is etymologically the same word. (source)
- Or the ill-fated breakfast he tried to cook for my sister and I that we forced down our throats with strained smiles as he carefully watched us? (source)
- As the comment above -- and many more -- confirm, any issue dealing with Black folk and Marriage Equality is fated to become race-based and hateful. (source)
- Harrisburg's crisis has been precipitated by a malfunctioning municipal incinerator, whose ill-fated expansion was promoted as a potential moneymaker. (source)
- SDM is either 'fated' to have won the accolades it has, much like the "It is written 'philosophy promulgated in the film or then a major game is underway. (source)
- Separately, oil and gas are now flowing out of the blowout preventer through lines that were originally used in the ill-fated "top kill" maneuver last month. (source)
- Exaggerating the state of lawlessness in Haiti may foster the cruel stereotypes that Haitians are somehow fated to suffer or are incapable of using aid wisely. (source)
- But it did contain a message that would change two people forever, two people who would otherwise never have met, and for this reason it could be called a fated message. (source)
- She's dipped her toe in conventional reality show waters, hosting Kate Gosselin and her eight children on an ill-fated camping trip, and more controversially, has hunted in a number of episodes. (source)
- Former SEC chairman Christopher Cox has said he pushed an ill-fated ban on short sales through the commission in the fall of 2008 because of pressure from then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson. (source)
- To offer people the extreme that all will ultimately be saved is to reduce humans, in the end, to nothing more than determined (read here 'fated') creatures than persons with the Will to choose to love or not to love. (source)
- Radiating out from Watanuki and Yuko's initial encounter are a host of expected and unexpected consequences - since nothing in life, according to the logic of the narrative, can be attributed to coincidence, everything is "fated" to happen. (source)
- Every movement that fails to comprehend this basic condition of man is fated to fall into the fanatic's trap, either positively or by default and being compromised in its understanding of man's being, in a very serious sense, his own worst enemy. (source)
- His life shows us how a nation that came to be torn apart by it own self-driven sense of loss could find solace in its living heroic exemplars, who by their own sacrifices, however ill-fated and tragically prefigured, might redeem identity itself. (source)
- In an audiotape message, he said the peacekeepers have "committed a nasty massacre," including "constant shelling at poor civilian populations" that he said was worse than when American troops were here in 1993 during an ill-fated U.N. peacekeeping mission. (source)
- Liberals, on the other hand, will be inclined to interpret the day as a welcome sign that the country isn't actually angry at Democrats and that the congressional losses they're fated to suffer in November won't be nearly as bad as the pundits have predicted. (source)
- Duffy follows the tradition that had her leave Constantinople as the mistress of a provincial governor, an ill-fated career change that ultimately brought her to Egypt: a Roman province, but one regarded by many self-professed orthodox Christians, including the emperor himself, as teeming with heretics. (source)
- On the verge of an ill-fated first marriage to the actress Brooke Shields, Agassi finds that Shields, as inspiration to get herself in shape for the wedding, has taped a photograph to her refrigerator door of the woman she wished to resemble, the "perfect woman with the perfect legs -- the legs Brooke wants." (source)
- Compulsively telling stories behind the songs and her relationship to them, Stritch includes numbers she's done in Sondheim shows and concerts with songs she might have done but didn't -- like "A Parade in Town" from Anyone Can Whistle, the ill-fated tuner she nixed to enroll in a straight play on the West coast. (source)
- By the way, the tall, long-haired Foster doesn't scant some of the great tunesmiths, which means that Stephen Sondheim's oh-so-painfully innocent Anyone Can Whistle (which she delivered only a few months back in the Encores! series concert reading of that ill-fated tuner) is coupled with the master's "Being Alive." (source)
- And in his article on Joyce Kilmer in _The Bookman_, Richard LeGallienne speaks of young poets "touched with the ringer of a moonlight that has written 'fated' upon their brows," adding, "Probably our feeling is nothing more than our realization that temperaments so vital and intense must inevitably tempt richer and swifter fates than those less wild-winged." (source)
- He proceeded to walk up the glen, resolving that their place of combat should be in the entrance of the Corri-nan-shian; both because the spot, lying under the reputation of being haunted, was very little frequented, and also because he regarded it as a place which to him might be termed fated, and which he therefore resolved should witness his death or victory. (source)
- Class features even more prominently in I Am Love, where the main character's dissatisfaction and sexual repression are presented as a direct result of her extremely privileged lifestyle, and in Please Give, where a successful furniture-store owner makes herself miserable feeling guilty about being more fortunate than those fated to go through life without ever reclining on an Eames sofa. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "fated" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 14 synonyms for fated.
decided by fate, destined, doomed, foreordained, imminent, impending, in the stars, inescapable, inevitable, predestined, predetermined, prejudged, preordained, unavoidable
We have 0 antonyms for fated.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fated from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Governed by fate; predetermined.
- (adjective) Condemned to death or destruction; doomed: the fated city of Troy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Foreordained, predetermined, established in advance by fate.
- (verb) Simple past tense and past participle of fate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (past-participle) Decreed by fate; destined; doomed.
- (past-participle) Invested with the power of determining destiny.
- (past-participle) Exempted by fate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Determined or consigned by fate; doomed; destined: as, he was fated to a violent end.
- (None) Regulated by fate; awarded, appointed, or set apart by fate.
- (None) Exempted by fate.
- (None) Invested with the power of determining fates or destinies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate