a fate worse than death

Definition of a fate worse than death

  1. :  something worse than dying She regarded poverty as a fate worse than death.

Word by Word Definitions

fateplay
  1. :  the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do :  destiny

    :  an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end

    :  disaster

  1. :  destine

    :  doom

worseplay
  1. : comparative ofbador ofill

    :  of more inferior quality, value, or condition

    :  more unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful

  1. :  one that is worse

  1. : comparative ofbadorbadlyor ofillorilly

    :  in a worse manner :  to a worse extent or degree

    :  what is worse

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life


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