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fate

noun [C usually sing]  us   /feɪt/
something that happens to a person or thing, esp. something final or negative, such as death or defeat: The fate of numerous smaller buildings is under debate. Attendance has not picked up, and the fate of the show is still in doubt. Fate is also a power that is considered to cause and control all events, so that people cannot change or control the way things will happen: When we met again by chance, she said, "It must be fate."
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