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All through his boyhood he had mused upon that which he had so often thought to be his destiny and when the moment had come for him to obey the call he had turned aside, obeying a wayward instinct.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
In the case of Lucy Ferrier the occasion was serious enough in itself, apart from its future influence on her destiny and that of many besides.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Its finder has carried it off, therefore, to fulfil the ultimate destiny of a goose, while I continue to retain the hat of the unknown gentleman who lost his Christmas dinner.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His mental powers here below were not strong enough to reach the treasures lying beyond this life, and which his destiny ordained he should obtain.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
You say: join our brotherhood and we will show you the aim of life, the destiny of man, and the laws which govern the world.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Cacambo, who worked in the garden, and took vegetables for sale to Constantinople, was fatigued with hard work, and cursed his destiny.
I could not think that this earth contained a place for sufferings and terrors so unmanning; and you can do but one thing, Utterson, to lighten this destiny, and that is to respect my silence.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
This morning, when I went to see him after his repulse of Van Helsing, his manner was that of a man commanding destiny.
The fact that her immediate anxieties were relieved did not blind her to a possibility of their recurrence; it merely gave her enough buoyancy to rise once more above her doubts and feel a renewed faith in her beauty, her power, and her general fitness to attract a brilliant destiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
But on the day that was to fulfil my wishes and my destiny, she was melancholy, and a presentiment of evil pervaded her; and perhaps also she thought of the dreadful secret which I had promised to reveal to her on the following day.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Moreover, such was his faith in his destiny and four dueces that he never for a moment wondered just how the money would be paid back should a higher hand be laid down across the table.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context