the development of events outside a person's control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power
fate decided his course for him
his injury is a cruel twist of fate
three goddesses who presided over the birth and life of humans. Each person's destiny was thought of as a thread spun, measured, and cut by the three Fates, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.
be destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way
the regime was fated to end badly