And nothing short of a World Cup victory, writes Alex Massie will change that fate.
Still, there remains to varying degrees a lingering sense of dissatisfaction about his fate.
The kids learned little there of their fate, instead getting the feeling that their captors were simply putting them on display.
Their fate was closely watched by fighters still stranded in Pakistan.
Left alone in a hospital room surrounded by Chinese agents, he began to have second thoughts about his fate.
People talk of fate, and conditions, and burdens, and limitations.
And yet the fate of all extremes is such, Men may be read as well as books, too much.
Then she discerned from their manner a doubt as to her husband's fate.
Ignacio, you are near the end of your rope, and you may as well prepare for your fate.
But fate decreed that the doctor should not develop his thought.
late 14c., from Latin fata, neuter plural of fatum "prophetic declaration, oracle, prediction," thus "that which is ordained, destiny, fate," literally "thing spoken (by the gods)," from neuter past participle of fari "to speak," from PIE *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)).
The Latin sense evolution is from "sentence of the Gods" (Greek theosphaton) to "lot, portion" (Greek moira, personified as a goddess in Homer), also "one of the three goddesses (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) who determined the course of a human life." The native word was wyrd (see weird).
"to preordain as if by fate; to be destined by fate," c.1600, from fate (n.). Related: Fated; fating. Earlier it meant "to destroy" (c.1400).