Definitions of Destinies

  1. In anc. myth., the three Fates, supposed to preside over human life; the predetermined future 1 state or condition, as of nations. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for Destinies

  1. What I principally wanted to do was to depict human beings, human emotions, and human destinies upon a groundwork of the social conditions and principles of the present day. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  2. He saw to the southwards and far away westwards across the seas, how now this country, now that, flew its flag and administered its laws, yet how those flags all together saluted the Crossed Keys; how those laws, however diverse, bowed all together before the Law of Liberty; and how there, farther yet, already the gates of the East had rolled back, and how there peered out across half the world the patient seeking faces of those old children of earth, awakened at last to destinies greater than their own- awakened, not as men had once feared, by the thunder of Christian guns, but by the call of the Shepherd to sheep that were not of His Fold. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson