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fortune

a power or force, often personalized, regarded as being responsible for human affairs; chance
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I don't want to be Michael Jackson," the Daily Star quoted Winfrey as telling Fortune magazine.
Even today, when I'm struggling with my game, I can still hear him say, 'Pick a spot and just hit it,'" The New York Post quoted him as telling Fortune magazine.
Some of the women who became my friends while I was incarcerated have visited with me," the Daily Express quoted her, as telling Fortune magazine.
The musical tale begins in the hills of Russia, with an old woman telling fortunes as young girls assemble and perform dances in honor of the spring.
The 27-year-old schlepped through 100 different jobs during 2012, from distributing flyers to data entry to telling fortunes.
Mayhem ensues as the family arrives in Great Toadpool to discover that the help required involves such feats as swinging from a trapeze, walking on stilts, riding a unicycle and telling fortunes, skills in which none of them have any expertise.
Present Tense" tells of an unemployed, lonely and unhappy woman in ystanbul who tries to save money by telling fortunes in order to go to America to start a new life.
At Baladi restaurant in Jeita, Nadya Baroud says she considers her work telling fortunes to be chosen for her from God.
Section 365 of the Criminal Code describes the offence of fraudulently "pretending" to practice witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration; telling fortunes, and attempting to locate stolen or lost property by using "skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science.
On the bridge, a man is telling fortunes - a bird in a cage hops out and picks out a bit of paper with your fortune neatly typed out - a cryptic paragraph with a dire warning about some accident or misfortune.