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destiny
 n.  event that will inevitably happen in the future
Classic Sentence: (88 in 6 pages)
1  Cacambo, who worked in the garden, and took vegetables for sale to Constantinople, was fatigued with hard work, and cursed his destiny.
Candide By Voltaire
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2  The poor occupant can reach the end of his chamber as he can the end of his destiny, only by bending over more and more.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
3  Carve as we will the mysterious block of which our life is made, the black vein of destiny constantly reappears in it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
4  The peculiar feature of the violences of destiny is, that however polished or cool we may be, they wring human nature from our very bowels, and force it to reappear on the surface.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
5  The greatest favorites of destiny make mistakes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
6  The excessive weight of this man in human destiny disturbed the balance.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
7  Her destiny began to intoxicate her.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—THENARDIER AND HIS MANOEUVRES
8  Nature, a difference of fifty years, had set a profound gulf between Jean Valjean and Cosette; destiny filled in this gulf.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
9  The entrance of that man into the destiny of that child had been the advent of God.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
10  A crucible into which destiny casts a man, whenever it desires a scoundrel or a demi-god.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
11  It was evident that, for this energetic and enthusiastic nature, this could only be a transitory state, and that, at the first shock against the inevitable complications of destiny, Marius would awaken.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
12  Their own destiny is a far-off thing to them.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
13  Nothing proceeds more directly and more sincerely from the very depth of our soul, than our unpremeditated and boundless aspirations towards the splendors of destiny.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—POVERTY A GOOD NEIGHBOR FOR MISERY
14  One felt that under other conditions of education and destiny, the gay and over-free mien of this young girl might have turned out sweet and charming.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
15  The House of Bourbon was to France the illustrious and bleeding knot in her history, but was no longer the principal element of her destiny, and the necessary base of her politics.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Nancy wondered whether it was her destiny to live in England and marry Melvyn.
2  Nobody gets to write your destiny but you.
3  Choice, not chance, determines human destiny.
4  The concept that destiny is predetermined is a religious dogma and a philosophical delusion.
5  Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
6  It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
7  She was convinced that sooner or later she would fulfil her destiny.
8  The Prince's destiny was predetermined from the moment of his birth.
9  Control the destiny of the rudder is the struggle.
10  The contemporary hero is one who stands out against the crowd to fulfil a personal destiny.
11  We live, to a meeting with a special destiny.
12  Your certain destiny is to grow much bigger and stronger.
13  Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
14  Some people believe that the Fates preside over man's destiny.
15  "And your will shall decide your destiny," he said: "I offer you my hand, my heart, and a share of all my possessions."