Definition of karma
1 often capitalized : the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence
karmicplay \ˈkär-mik also ˈkər-\ adjective
Examples of karma in a Sentence
She believes that helping people produces good karma.
as the site of a string of failed businesses, the building definitely had bad karma
Recent Examples of karma from the Web
Buy Photo ON THE VENTNOR/MARGATE BORDER – Margate’s bad dune karma has apparently kicked in once again.
Chinese believe in karma, which contributes to stabilizing society, rebuilding moral ethics and building people’s confidence.
Call it karma or coincidence, but Costes ended up reaching first base on a walk.
Hats off to T Bone Burnett, who served as executive music director, and music director David Mansfield for delivering more than 90 minutes of instant tribute karma.
McFadden said, attributing the run-in to good karma after recently donating to a friend in need.
St. Paul Crosswalks and karmaHats off to St. Paul and Ramsey County for trying to crack down on drivers ignoring pedestrians.
There is some political karma in the fact that Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who accused his predecessor Mark Udall of casting the deciding vote on the Affordable Care Act, will be a key decider of whether the GOP’s plan to replace it passes.
Stay focused keep it pro and good karma will follow you.
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Origin and Etymology of karma
Sanskrit karma fate, work
First Known Use: 1827See Words from the same year
KARMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of karma for English Language Learners
: the force created by a person's actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person's next life will be like
: the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person
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