Kismet is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of kismet, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - (Islam) the will of Allah
EXAMPLES - Kismet in a Sentence
- People don't really get ahead on pure luck and kismet. (source)
- Whoever came up with the term kismet is an absolute moron. (source)
- From there, almost through an act of kismet, they meet again. (source)
- Be thy kismet as thy courage, then -- but I am hers, not thy man! (source)
- I trusted in fate, serendipity, kismet and karma, to send him to me. (source)
- That evening, the feeling returned -- what I called kismet yesterday. (source)
- In the world of ruthless payback, it sounds like a case of kismet to me. (source)
- Call it fate, call it love, Randi, call it kismet, call it what you will. (source)
- Means the same thing as fate, destiny, serendipity, but I just like kismet. (source)
- So consider the news we read this morning something along the lines of pure kismet. (source)
- Except, in her case, the kismet catapulted her to the national stage and into history. (source)
- Thaddeus, the only thing messing with your kismet is your denial of what you truly want. (source)
- I mean, there's simply no question at all that we're talking fate here or kismet or nonsense or something. (source)
- Cathy was so touched by Beth's plight and, further, felt it was kismet that they both had daughters named Olivia. (source)
- As Americans, most of us are comfortable with elevating those who achieve it through talent, determination or even kismet. (source)
- A year later, the branch had 13,400 kismet, or chance accounts, and 522 interest-bearing accounts, served by eight employees. (source)
- A single malt scotch may have little to do with the housing market, but Fortune Brands Inc. 's kismet is closely tied to both. (source)
- Between January and August this year, the Mazar branch added 2,500 new kismet accounts and 1,300 new interest-bearing accounts. (source)
- Soon, however, over-the-air sniffers, such as kismet and airsnort, allowed attackers to capture and decode data transmitted via WiFi. (source)
- Although I do believe it took kismet for my work to get any credibility, it's important that I express how hard I labored over this novel. (source)
- But I also know that finding the right yoga teacher -- like finding the right rabbi or hairdresser, is a matter of chemistry and kismet and timing. (source)
- It is that kind of kismet that sometimes determines whether careers are made or broken: the right quarterback with the right coach in the right system. (source)
- My first thought, when she told me that she was a Youth Relations Associate in the Crime Prevention Unit for the LA Unified School District was "kismet!" (source)
- Azizi's Mazar manager, Abdullah Shafaq, says, "We pay interest two ways, one with gifts and one with money," but kismet accounts ignore the time value of money. (source)
- There's a kismet to my now being the one who helps the student journalists when they need advice, or guidance on a complex story, or a reference for a job interview. (source)
- So, even though I was a little perplexed by the whimsy of fate, I just decided to go with the kismet of it all and sat down in one of the chairs outside his front door. (source)
- Call it fate, call it love, Randi, call it kismet, call it what you will but Henry and Mildred, yes, they made sweet, sweet love and we're told Mildred has now laid 12 eggs. (source)
- In what later will be seen as fate and kismet, Bill helps the nearly crushed Petra, supplying overdue evidence that he has, contrary to previous dialogue and exposition, a heart. (source)
- The band was formed in London in 2006 by a group of musicians who knew next to nothing about each other but had the desire to make music and were placed together in a kismet fashion. (source)
- But with all the Hamptons kismet surrounding him, and his dark good looks, it was very quickly and definitively decided: As far as New York was concerned, Nacho Figueras was the face of polo. (source)
- The expiration date on it was October 1, my birthday, and I felt the electric crackle of kismet bristling the hairs on the back of my neck as I plucked my happy purchase off the shelf and went for the check-out line. (source)
- Ever since I read The Magic Mountain, sanitariums not rehabs! have had a romantic draw for me, and, too, it was appealing, after all, to have a firm destination, to not rely entirely on kismet, which isn't always so reliable, this being one of the drawbacks of kismet. (source)
- Yet because you are so wayward I will help you once or twice more, and then I will leave you to your own course -- which you, in your blindness, will call your kismet, not seeing that your fate is continually in your own hands -- more so at this moment than ever before. (source)
- What may look like chance is usually kismet, and to Auster New York really is Baghdad on the Hudson, an Arabian Nights world of omens, shifting identities, unexpected windfalls, improbable meetings, wildly good and bad luck, and all those sudden peripeteias that seem more the stuff of melodrama than of modern fiction. (source)
- Perhaps it's kismet, but Paul Karasik's first collection of Fletcher Hanks stories, 2007's I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets!, seems to have landed at exactly the perfect moment, taking advantage of a publishing trend where just about every classic comic strip and book (and then some) was being reprinted with lavish, loving treatment. (source)
- It was a bittersweet bit of kismet last night as I saw the news that Patrick Swayze had passed away as I was perusing the Internet for material I could use in a possible review of Steel Dawn, (aka Post-Apocalyptic Road House) a film I had just recently re-discovered with much of the same glee and cheeky affection that so defined the Swayze canon for me. (source)
- With "The Exonerated" we basically improvised our process as we went along, and brought people on board one-by-one along the way, relying on kismet and spontaneous generosity much of the time; with "Aftermath" the process was more structured, with NYTW providing a stable foundation for all our work, and that wouldn't have been able to happen without the track record of "The Exonerated." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "kismet" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 14 synonyms for kismet.
Lady Luck, chance, destination, destiny, divine will, doom, handwriting on the wall, horoscope, karma, lot, luck, portion, predestination, providence
We have 1 antonym for kismet.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kĭzˈmĕtˌ, -mĭt)
View up to 25 definitions of kismet from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Fate; fortune.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Destiny; fate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Lot; destiny; fate: an Oriental term denoting man's lot in life or any detail or incident of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) (Islam) the will of Allah