Destiny

Des"ti*ny

(?), n.;
pl. Destinies (#).
[OE. destinee, destene, F. destine, from destiner. See Destine.] 1. That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
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Thither he
Will come to know his destiny.
Shak.
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No man of woman born,
Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.
Bryant.
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2. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
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But who can turn the stream of destiny?
Spenser.
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Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
Longfellow.
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The Destinies (Anc. Myth.), the three Parc, or Fates; the supposed powers which preside over human life, and determine its circumstances and duration.
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Marked by the Destinies to be avoided.
Shak.
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