Destiny

Definition of Destiny

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n.1.That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
Thither he
Will come to know his destiny.
- Shak.
No man of woman born,
Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.
- Bryant.
2.The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
But who can turn the stream of destiny?
- Spenser.
Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
- Longfellow.
The Destinies
(Anc. Myth.) the three Parcæ, or Fates; the supposed powers which preside over human life, and determine its circumstances and duration.
Marked by the Destinies to be avoided.
- Shak.

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