Definition of fated
: decreed, controlled, or marked by fate
Examples of fated in a Sentence
He felt he was fated to be famous.
a character fated to die young
Recent Examples of fated from the Web
The Glaswegian has been out of work since his ill-fated year-long stint as manager of Spanish side Real Sociedad, but is apparently happy spreading his coaching knowledge around the world, starting with Jordan.
And any tweaks that made the ill-fated measure more acceptable to the right risked hemorrhaging moderate support.
The city’s ill-fated 2013 proposal for the Wissahickon would have used a different company, called Go Ape.
The experts also noted that one of the other figures has a distinctive hairline resembling that of Fred Noonan, the navigator who accompanied Earhart on her ill-fated journey.
If the lunch bore an eerie similarity to an ill-fated 2015 dinner, the circumstances could not have been more different.
All accidents, in retrospect, feel fated, like the inevitable toppling of a chain of dominoes.
Receiving the same award are John Timpson, chairman of Timpson Limited, and Frank Lowy, chairman of Westfield Corp. Jonathan Faull, who led the European Commission’s ill-fated task force to stop Brexit, also becomes a knight.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called last week's snap election in an ill-fated moment of hubris and cynicism.
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Definition of fated for English Language Learners
: certain to do or be something; especially : certain to die or suffer in a particular way
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