Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fate.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fate.

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Examples

  • (I.F.T. 1, 168, 169.) (c) Fates: the home of the fates is a land of stones, each of which is a fate; fate marries hero's sister's daughter.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • As for the rest of the shows still with uncertain fates, I will look at them by the network.

    Cancellation Watch: Final Predictions for the Season for Sci Fi Bubble Shows

  • Europe's debt market jitters flared up again Wednesday, an ill omen on the eve of a summit where EU leaders plan to complete their crisis-fighting plan, as investors worried particularly about the near-term fates of Portugal and Ireland.

    The Seattle Times

  • Europe's debt market jitters flared up again Wednesday as investors worried about the near-term fates of Portugal and Ireland, an ill omen on the eve of a summit where EU leaders plan to complete their crisis-fighting plan.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • ESPN's famous hype can't always mesmerize — recall the fates of Cold Pizza, Arena Football, Stephen A. Smith and ESPNHollywood — but it can always pound away.

    It's ESPN/ABC's turn to deal with falling NASCAR Sprint Cup ratings

  • Eric Lotke is a lawyer and a progressive activist, not a professional novelist, but his book 2044 is, just as a novel, a far more polished performance than its Orwellian model; for one thing, the characters are more or less human, and the author is capable of making you care about their fates, which is more than can be said for Winston Smith (whom Orwell deliberately made a thoroughly uninteresting "last man") or Julia.

    Mark Kleiman: 2044 Packs a Polemical Punch

  • But no matter where they come from or how they are brought, their fates are the same: to have their bodies be reduced to commodities to be bought and sold, used and abused by pimps and johns from all over the world.

    Balkinization

  • Mortality, and the idea of fates worse than death, are explored in great depth.

    Harry Potter Battles Big Brother

  • Or not, because our fates are the same in the end.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • It seems to me that a potential master of our fates should be asked, first of all, not about how he imagines the course of his foreign policy, but about his attitude toward Stendhal, Dickens, Dostoevsky.

    Joseph Brodsky - Nobel Lecture

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