Fates

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Plural of fate.

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Fates

  1. (Greek mythology) Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis; supernatural beings who controlled the destiny of men and of the gods.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 3, page 17:
      "Oh, no!" said he, with a most imperturbable air, "I always make allowance for feminine weakness; I do not expect your mind to follow mine!"
      "Now, the Fates forbid that it should!" thought Henrietta.
    • 1944, Ralph Blane, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Meet Me in St. Louis, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Through the years we all will be together / If the Fates allow

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