Still, there remains to varying degrees a lingering sense of dissatisfaction about his fate.
Their fate was closely watched by fighters still stranded in Pakistan.
What the record really shows is just how much the fate of the Presidency is governed by the vagaries of chance.
Unlike me, Omar has no comfortable distance to observe the fate of Iraq; his own life is constantly at risk.
This was the fate of many young mothers with illegitimate children in Ireland.
People talk of fate, and conditions, and burdens, and limitations.
All efforts to ascertain your fate proved utterly fruitless.
Then she discerned from their manner a doubt as to her husband's fate.
She was maintaining that calm level of submission to fate which had been her lifelong habit.
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).