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1‘I was ready for whatever fate had in store for me’
destiny, providence, God's will, nemesis, kismet, astral influence, the stars, what is written in the stars, one's lot in life
chance, luck, serendipity, fortuity, fortune, hazard, Lady Luck, Dame Fortune
archaic dole, cup, heritage
2‘I didn't want to put my fate in someone else's hands’
future, destiny, outcome, issue, upshot, end, lot, due
archaic doom, dole
3‘the authorities warned that a similar fate would befall other convicted killers’
death, demise, end, destruction, doom
ruin, downfall, undoing, finish, disaster, catastrophe
4‘the Fates might decide that it was his time to die’
the weird sisters
1‘his daughter was fated to face the same problem’
be predestined, be preordained, be foreordained, be destined, be meant, be doomed, be foredoomed, be cursed, be damned
be sure, be certain, be bound, be guaranteed
be inevitable, be inescapable, be ineluctable
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