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destiny

noun uk   us   /ˈdes.tɪ.ni/
C1 [C] the things that will happen in the future: The destiny of our nation depends on this vote! She felt that her destiny had been shaped by her gender. People want to control/determine/take charge of their own destinies.C1 [U] the force that some people think controls what happens in the future, and is outside human control: You can't fight destiny. He is a tragic victim of destiny.
Translations of “destiny”
in Vietnamese số mệnh…
in Spanish destino, sino…
in Thai ชะตากรรม…
in Malaysian takdir…
in French destin…
in German das Schicksal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前途, 命運, 命運之神…
in Indonesian takdir…
in Russian участь, судьба…
in Turkish kader, yazgı, mukadderat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 前途, 命运, 命运之神…
in Polish los, przeznaczenie…
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