Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Governed by fate; predetermined.
  • adj. Condemned to death or destruction; doomed: the fated city of Troy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Foreordained, predetermined, established in advance by fate.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decreed by fate; destined; doomed.
  • Invested with the power of determining destiny.
  • Exempted by fate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Determined or consigned by fate; doomed; destined: as, he was fated to a violent end.
  • Regulated by fate; awarded, appointed, or set apart by fate.
  • Exempted by fate.
  • Invested with the power of determining fates or destinies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate

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Examples

  • Yet, it appears our paths are once again fated not to cross.

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  • I'll admit, I used to read some fated to be mated stories, and I liked them at the time, but I'm not sure if I was ever really sold on the idea of fated mates even then.

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  • 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.

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  • But is this new vehicle of unconstrained expression fated to come under the thumb of the powers that be?

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  • 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.

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  • Old friendships might dissolve while new, possibly "fated" alliances form.

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  • We Americans, said Cheney, would rather not have Russia as an enemy -- it is not "fated" to happen.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • It is not that Freud was somehow "fated" to become the world's first psychoanalyst.

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