Fate  

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"They say that he was once scourging a slave whom he had detected in theft; and when he said to him, “It was fated that I should steal;” he rejoined, “Yes, and that you should be beaten.” " --Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (third century AD) by Diogenes Laërtius

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  1. The cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
  2. The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
  3. Destiny (perhaps connotes death, ruin, misfortune, etc.).
    Accept your fate
  4. The three goddesses (The Fates) of classic European mythology who are said to control the fate of human beings.

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