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One entry found for destiny.
Main Entry: des·ti·ny
Pronunciation: primarystressdes-tschwa-nemacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
1 : something to which a person or thing is destined : FORTUNE
2 : the course of events held to be arranged by a superhuman power
synonyms DESTINY, FATE, LOT, DOOM mean a state or end that has been decided beforehand. DESTINY suggests something that has been ordered in advance and often suggests a great or noble course <the destiny of this great country>. FATE suggests an unavoidable and usually unfortunate ending <his fate was to die unhappy>. LOT suggests that chance alone decides the handing out of success or happiness <it was not their lot to have children>. DOOM suggests an unhappy judgment or end <a sense of doom hung over the starving city>.

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