Destiny


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Destiny

goddess of destiny of mankind. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 78]
See: Fate
References in classic literature ?
No man knocks himself down; if his destiny knocks him down, his destiny must pick him up again.
It's my destiny, however, and I hope Brass may like it.
Destiny ought to have brought you to the Palace Hotel too.
Of what moment was it to me, in filling the destiny of the linum usitatissimum, whether I grew in a soil a little more or a little less fertile; whether my fibres attained the extremest fineness known to the manufacturer, or fell a little short of this excellence.
Even as he did so he thought he perceived a certain haziness of eye and speech in his trustee; but he was too hopeful to be stayed, silenced the voice of warning in his bosom, and with one and the same gesture committed the money to the clerk, and himself into the hands of destiny.
And owing to this inexperience of theirs, and also because the lot was a chance, many of the souls exchanged a good destiny for an evil or an evil for a good.
It was surely that I might fulfil my destiny, which is now drawing to a close.
I accomplish my destiny with a calmness which is terrible to myself.
During the moment I was silent, Miss Eyre, I was arranging a point with my destiny.
Sufficient prominence has not, in my opinion, been given to the extraordinary destiny of my father, the true hero of a nineteenth century romance.
Raoul, I seem to read your future destiny as through a cloud.
You have too ably arranged my destiny to allow gratitude not to stop me at the moment when I was about to destroy your work.