Phrases with "fate"

Anthony Trollope Poor Lady Fitzgerald! Her fate is so dreadful that I know not how to think of it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope That fate had betaken her which so often falls upon a woman who trusts herself and her life to a man. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle By this strange turn of fate we have seen and helped to decide even such a contest. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Anthony Trollope He was ambitious; and lived with the steady aim of making the most of such advantages as fate and fortune had put in his way. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

But now the Delphian oracle commands, And fate invites me to the Latian lands. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ve kicked against me fate at times, though. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Hope We had been buffeted by fate sorely, but now I feared yet another blow. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

He was childless; and hard fate had given him a wife so uncongenial, so tormenting in her causeless jealousy and petty tyranny, that ’twas but an act of self-defence to leave her. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Walter Scott But fate had a blow in store, which he had not anticipated. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Jules Verne Such was the fate of the famous tulip, which, after several days of splendour, became emaciated, and fell lifeless. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne On the answer he gave, perhaps the fate of Harry Grant might depend! However, a feeling of duty toward human justice compelled him to say: “No, Ayrton, I cannot set you at liberty. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells The fate of nations lay behind the eyes of these three men. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

D. H. Lawrence What should he do? He remembered he had a letter in his pocket from Sir William Franks. Sir William had still teased him about his fate and his providence, in which he, Aaron, was supposed to trust. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett There are phases like this—rare ones—and it was her fate that through such a phase she was passing. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

On landing at Athens we found difficulties encrease upon us: nor could the storied earth or balmy atmosphere inspire us with enthusiasm or pleasure, while the fate of Raymond was in jeopardy. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The fate of the American Colonies was dwelling just now heavily on his conscience, although no others of his friends seemed to be concerned with it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

James Anthony Froude And this, in fact, was the fate really in store for every human creature unless some extraordinary remedy could be found. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

I was to share in the common fate of originators, discoverers, and inventors: the find was mine, the profits were to go — elsewhere. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

D. H. Lawrence And it’s fate that sets you and me here at this minute playing chess. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Horace Walpole She did not doubt but Frederic was destined by heaven to accomplish the fate that seemed to threaten her house. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Robert Louis Stevenson I was destined for the plantations; a fate that, in God’s providence, I have escaped. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Marjorie Bowen Still, dare he let her know he spied? Then his thoughts went to Isotta d’Este, and he wondered, with some interest, what her fate would be. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

E. F. Benson Vastly more awful was the fate of a certain Mrs. Canning, who had the ill-luck to see them in the middle of the next century, or to be quite accurate, in the year 1760. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery by E. F. Benson

My fate may be quite a different one from that which I suppose or you imagine. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The dweller in the plains, in a similar manner, seeks to know his fate among the signs of the things that surround him, and tints his superstition with the hues of his own clime. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Walter Besant The fate of poor mad Jack Hall and the Reverend Mr. Paul, not to speak of Colonel Oxbrough and Captain Gascoigne, sufficiently proved what his end would have been had we failed to effect his rescue. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Benjamin Disraeli Parliament made the Church of England, and Parliament will unmake the Church of England. The Church of England is not the Church of the English. Its fate is sealed. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Gissing As a woman she felt herself rebuked by the ideal of womanly fidelity; she was made to feel the inferiority of her nature to that which fate had chosen for this supreme martyrdom. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Meredith Why did she hesitate to touch the blood of the man? It was her fate never to have her great heart read aright. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Nevertheless, their brutish henchman not being on watch, it was Heyst’s fate to startle Mr. Jones and his secretary by his sudden appearance in the doorway. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope Here I must be excused if I draw a veil over his manly sorrow at discovering what fate had done for him. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

This is the common fate of mankind, whose most positive achievements are born from dreams and visions followed loyally to an unknown destination. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Walter Scott According to the usual fate of such variable politicians, the Constable ended by drawing upon himself the animosity of all the powerful neighbours whom he had in their turn amused and deceived. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Hers, she felt, was a yet gloomier fate — the chords may break while the laurel is yet green. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was the decision — the pivot, on which the fate of years moved; and he turned it the wrong way. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Edith Wharton Undine’s answer had come and Paul’s fate was sealed. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Ivan Turgenev But fate had decreed otherwise. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Theodore Dreiser There is a fate in love and a fate in fight. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Rafael Sabatini But fate had a compensation in store for him. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

John Galsworthy D’you know what was the fate of anyone who celebrated Mass just then? Ripping up was a mere incident in it. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Such was Mr. Mollett senior — Mr. Matthew Mollett, with whom it will be soon our fate to be better acquainted. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

I. 15 Es-Sigill is the name of the angel who has charge of the book on which each human being’s fate is written, which book he rolls up at a person’s death. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was committed to prison during the King’s pleasure, a fate to which he submitted with the utmost indifference. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

George Gissing She wishes to be your wife, Gilbert.’ To Lydia her sister’s fate hung in the balance. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Samuel Johnson Not knowing what to do, he did nothing; and, with the fate of a double dealer, at last he lost his power, but kept his enemies. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

How different, Sir, is my fate from others? Worse men than I— every way incomparably worse — and d —— them, they prosper, while I go down the tide. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Wretched as he was, miserable, as he thought the fate which had befallen his daughterthere was still a prospect of some relief. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

But I know that I have made him suffer, even as I suffered when my fate was hanging upon a single thread. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

I sprang up, seizing the revolver with the one hand, the dagger with the other; I was not willing that my weapons should share the fate of the watch. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Anthony Trollope If you allowed me any hope, I would ascribe it all to the kindness of your disposition; your word should be my law, and though I might pray for mercy, I would submissively take my fate from your lips. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He was offending especially Pompey, with whom it was his fate to have to act. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle I should have shared your fate had I hesitated. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

William Cowper Ye fallen avenues! once more I mourn Your fate unmerited, once more rejoice That yet a remnant of your race survives. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Florence Dixie Listen, Lorna! No doubt you heard of poor Rhona’s fate in that dreadful Cawnpore massacre. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

H. G. Wells I went to my fate as I was told, unquestioningly, as my brothers had done before me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. Rider Haggard There is a fate which fights against it; its ministers are human folly and passion. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

The Commandant, Captain Burgess, had employed him as butler in his own house, and his fate was considered a “lucky” one. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

The darkness of this irreversible fate spread over her, and made her terrible to him. Signa by Ouida

Elizabeth Gaskell But am I to submit to the consequences of my fate without a struggle? Not I. As strong as my love is, so strong is my will. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

George Gissing I hold no man responsible for his deeds in this world; we all act and refrain from acting as fate will have it, and to rail against fate will not, I fear, avail us much. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The fate of one poor old gentleman, who fell a victim to the arts of Hopkins in 1646, deserves to be recorded. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Walter Scott Put yourself under my conduct, and not fate itself shall prevent your wearing a Duchess’s coronet. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

It is to disclose the fate of Black Eagle that this narrative is written. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

The popular fury, which broke with comparative harmlessness against his patron, was directed against this man, until he could not appear with safety in the streets of London. His fate was melancholy. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

It had been the stockbroker’s fate to enter the money market at a time when fortunes were acquired with an abnormal facility. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Charles Kingsley It is the usual fate of those who try to put a little common sense into their fellow-men. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Olaf Stapledon But in the book of fate it is written that this shall not happen. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Fielding As to all the other persons mentioned in this history in the light of greatness, they had all the fate adapted to it, being every one hanged by the neck, save two, viz. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

She might die the most hideous of deaths, and her fate remain for ever unknown. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Nellie Bly The whole situation grew interesting, but I still had fears for my fate before the judge. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

I came, in the noble hope to raise and redeem myself by gilding my fate with a wealthy marriage, to this city. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Now all lay low in death whom fate had doomed. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Andrew Lang To console Rosimond for the fate of Bramintho, the King gave him back the enchanted ring, as a pearl without price. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Two years in a New Orleans school had elevated her ambitions and fitted her for a fate above the ordinary maidens of her native land. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Walter Scott I go to learn my fate alone; and this very evening will I know it: the sun that rises tomorrow shall find me, if not more happy, at least more resigned. My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror by Walter Scott [1828]

Robert Green Ingersoll The great ghost will surely share the fate of the little ones. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Such a man can disturb the course of fate by glances or words; while his familiar ghosts are not easy to propitiate by casual wayfarers upon whom they long to wreak the malice of their human master. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

George Gissing If I fail in perseverance my fate will be decided. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He was less cynical than of old; less apt to rail against fate for not having set his lines in pleasanter places. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I could only pretend to accept the situation and register a vow inwardly that I would never rest until my friend’s fate had been cleared up. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

That fate was too terrible: I must fly. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Elizabeth Gaskell All she could do in compliance with her father’s wish was so to veil the fate in oracular words, as to leave it to the character and discernment of her readers to interpret her meaning. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

I mean, every time he opens his mouth his audience is reminded of the possibility of being ruled from Glasgow: a fate worse than death. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Elizabeth Gaskell He left his father — he left them all — and went off into the woods, to be alone until the time came when he might mount his horse and ride over to put his fate to the touch. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

In this task it was his fate to be ridiculously impeded by the pretty maid. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Their fate is decided for them, and they submit to it; whereas those who decide their fate are always rebelling against it. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Aphra Behn I am plunged in, past hope of a retreat; and since my fate has pointed me out for ruin, I cannot fall more gloriously. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Benjamin Disraeli Protocoli, looking as full of fate as if the French were again on the Danube; Macaroni, as full of himself as if no other being were engrossing universal attention. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Her fate was what the Lastra fancied that it was, knowing how many children of this sort there are kidnapped, to shiver in the wet sad north. Signa by Ouida

Finally, he believed both in fate and in free-will, in good and evil as powers at internecine war, and in the greater strength and triumph of good at some very far distant date. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

It is my fate to love a cheat and trickster, on whose constancy I have so poor a hold that a breath may sever the miserable bond that unites us. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It was the part of a woman so to refine and educate her mind, as to be the cause of good alone to him whose fate depended on her smile. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Nor fate I fear, but all the gods defy. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Henry Handel Richardson And poor souls, who can blame them for submitting! What a fate is theirs, if they don’t manage to catch a man! Gossip and needlework are only slow poison. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassan She rebelled at the wicked partiality of fate and at the wicked lies of those who preach justice and goodness. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

There and then, the mystery so long hanging about Robert Grape’s fate was cleared up, so far as it ever would be in this world. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

That look thou hadst when thou tookest the helm and our prows swung westward toward Kartadza Sound, and the fate of Demonland and all the world beside hung in thine hand for wail or bliss. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Deep in a cave the Sibyl makes abode; Thence full of fate returns, and of the god. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Benjamin Disraeli What may be my fate I know not. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Robert Green Ingersoll We have no fear; we are all children of the same mother and the same fate awaits us all. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Hope Whatever the king’s faults might be-and God forbid that I should speak hardly of him whom fate used so hardly — he was no coward. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

His fate may be cruel, but it will always be commonplace. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Sir Walter Scott My horses stand ready saddled, my servants are prepared, the signal for rising will be given so soon as I reach Kilsyth. If it is my fate that calls me, I will not shun meeting it. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Be still then, and behold and see what birth fate shall bring forth on Salapanta Hills. But if I live, thereafter shall ye have my friendship and my help in all your enterprises whatsoever. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anthony Trollope He regarded his fate as does a card-player who day after day holds sixes and sevens when other men have aces and kings. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe But a subject soon after occurred, which drew off their minds from the consideration of their mother’s fate to a subject more wonderful and equally interesting. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

His fate seemed to him strangely dramatic and pathetic, and to call for a solace consonant with its extremity. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Henry James Well, if his inexorable fate was to be an unnameable climax, it had also its special phases, and one of these I had just averted. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

The fate of Joan of Arc or of Madame Roland was merciful compared to that of poor Beatrice. Religion is no consolation to her, for it is the Pope himself who signs her death-warrant. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Olaf Stapledon But in the end fate betrayed me. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Porthos would have found it very difficult even to make him see that he was dying of hunger; he has gone on his road as inexorable as fate and we must seek him somewhere else. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am warned by the ill fate of many philosophers not to attempt a definition of Beauty. I will rather enumerate a few of its qualities. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Here Pallas urges on, and Lausus there: Of equal youth and beauty both appear, But both by fate forbid to breathe their native air. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Walter Scott The fate of Helen has not, however, remained unsung by modern bards. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Arthur Conan Doyle Such would have been the fate of the stranger, as of so many cavaliers before him, had Nigel not chanced to be close upon his heels. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It seems to be the hard fate of Germany to be continually striving for peace and to be always suspected of bellicosity. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Sir Walter Scott But it was the fate of this great commander, always to gain the glory, but seldom to reap the fruits of victory. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

George Gissing The horror of such a fate would be considerably less than that of gradually wasting away in a sick room, haunted by the demon of ennui. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Meredith You ask me to join my fate to yours. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell One little hour ago, and all was still unsaid, and she had her fate in her own power. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Watkin Tench Their fate is a riddle, so difficult of solution that I shall not attempt it. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

I knelt down and prayed with an agony of earnestness; and then seating myself upon the bed, I awaited my fate with a kind of terrible tranquillity. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The fate of the Inca soon spread over town and country. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

She had almost forgotten them of late — her brother’s exile and disgrace, her father’s coldness, all that made her fate dreary and hopeless. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope It was his fate to be constructed with some weak arrangement of the blood vessels which left him in this plight. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

His eyes dropped to Adrian with a certain questioning dread, as if he were wondering what similar fate in after-life already predestined that innocent and ignorant head. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Victor Hugo He had no possible thought in common with the world of the great and powerful, in which he had by a freak of fate been born, and from which another freak of fate had driven him out. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Strong and ready hands turned him about and conveyed him in silence and haste to the sidewalk and averted the ignoble fate of the menaced mallard. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Robert Louis Stevenson But fate had otherwise designed: there came a tap at the door and Zero entered. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Before time and fate overtake them. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

George Meredith Lady Jocelyn felt with her husband, more than she chose to let him know, and Sir Franks could have burst into anathemas against fate and circumstances, more than his love of a smooth world permitted. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Arnold Bennett So much so that the fate of the child became with him a matter of secondary importance. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Ford Madox Ford He loathed having to decide the fate of the C.O. as he loathed the prospect of having to restore the morale of the men — if they survived. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Nathaniel Hawthorne By this time, Peter, being as determined as fate and as diligent as time, had made an end with the uppermost regions and got down to the second story, where he was busy in one of the front chambers. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Why did I not take your advice before my writing Fables for the Duke, not to write them! It is my very hard fate I must get nothing, write for them or against them. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

D. H. Lawrence We have our fate in our hands,” she said. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

And once more it was his fate to make us rather sorry than angry. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

She accepted her fate with dumb docility. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Anthony Trollope The Chevalier had no idea that his own or his friends’ fate depended in any way on the man’s disposition; but such thoughts came across his brain unwittingly, and he could not restrain them. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe She had a confused notion, that his fate was somehow connected with her own; and her struggles to prevent the remembrance of him, served only to shew how much her heart was his. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Anthony Trollope Aunt Polly would talk of the glories of the Plum-cum-Pippins rectory in a manner which implied that dear Julia’s escape from a fate which once threatened her had been quite providential. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott I must enjoy my liberty, and pursue my studies, which are of more import than the fate of fifty statesmen and favourites that rise and burst like bubbles in the atmosphere of a court. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Ford Madox Ford Late. He would have said: “If you are really interested in my fate tell me if I ought to spy upon my father and his . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Arthur Morrison The fate of his confederate, at least, was no matter of doubt. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Robert Green Ingersoll In any event, man’s fate was to be arbitrarily fixed forever by an unknown power superior to all law, and to all fact. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

I am not going into the mystery of fate and free will. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Leon Trotsky The principal battles to decide the fate of the revolution are still ahead. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Now fate had sent him a helper. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Ulysses took th’ advantage of their fright; Call’d Calchas, and produc’d in open sight: Then bade him name the wretch, ordain’d by fate The public victim, to redeem the state. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Gissing The book was opened; the words of fate were uttered; the golden circlet slipped onto her trembling hand; and Mrs. Dyce Lashmar passed forth upon her husband’s arm to the carriage that awaited them. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

For a few days, Barbara’s fate had indeed hung in the balance, and could money have taken the place of the shelter asked for, it would have been sent in ample measure. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Alas! fate was once more unkind. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Andrew Lang Then the bird screamed, and Peter called out, ‘Swan, hold fast,’ and the dignified Mayor shared the fate of his predecessors. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

With such a publisher the fate of our author’s book was never in doubt. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Theodore Dreiser Well, fate has picked a great man for this crisis. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Th’ other full of ire Is great Achilles, he whose pitied fate Was caused by Love. Demophoon did not hate Impatient Phyllis, yet procured her death. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Nathaniel Hawthorne But there is a fate in these things. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Walter Scott And some such fate is in his look,” he added, after gazing fixedly upon the wounded man; “for though his wound may be cured, yet Azrael’s seal is on the wretch’s brow. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Andrew Lang A rather better fate attended another book of this class, which, although belonging to a later period, may be briefly referred to here. The Library by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli She was not one who, shrouded in herself, leaves it to chance or fate to amuse the beings whom she has herself assembled within her halls. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

D. H. Lawrence It’s fate that brings you to Sydney, and makes me see you that dinner-hour coming from the Botanical Gardens. It’s fate that brings you to this house. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Lord Shaftesbury From the painting by G. F. Watts in the National Portrait Gallery The word ‘Philanthropist’ has suffered the same fate as many other words in our language. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

They will see you, gentlemen; they will see the forces we have at our disposal; they will consequently know to what they have to trust, and the fate that attends them, in case of rebellion. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Salius to death the great Antronius sent: But the same fate the victor underwent, Slain by Nealces’ hand, well-skill’d to throw The flying dart, and draw the far-deceiving bow. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

I think it will be my fate to be misjudged all my life. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

William Makepeace Thackeray But in these gallant and fruitless combats much time was lost, and a battalion presently came up, and surrounded the brave thirty; when the fate of the poor fellows was decided. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The minister’s own will, and Hester’s will, and the fate that grew between them, had wrought this transformation. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Thou hast sown crime, accuse not fate if thou reapest not the harvest of virtue. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Arthur Conan Doyle When the mate came upon deck he found the mutineers in earnest conclave about the forehatch, and their looks and gestures told him that it was his fate which was being debated. A True Story of the Tragedy of “Flowery Land” by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle He had marked his companion’s fate and had waited with keen eyes until he saw the bowyer loose his string. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

All was lost! Our fate — Almah’s fate — was darkness, imprisonment, and death. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

We’ll go where they can neither follow nor trace us; and let fate do its worst. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It was the irony of fate with a vengeance. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Had that girl lived her fate would have been an evil one. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

What could you know of fate at that time? What was it like? Did it come down from Heaven?” “Don’t be stupid. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

James Hogg Almighty God, what is this that I am about to do! The hour of repentance is past, and now my fate is inevitable. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Charles Stur But time brings round events to produce a change in all things; the book of fate being closed to our inspection, it is only from the past that we discover what its pages before concealed from us. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

It is not meet that I should mourn for ye, Since me ye have exchanged for my God. To Him give thanks! and in your holy songs, Pray that your parents’ fate may be like yours. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle Whether she had sunk, or whether she was recaptured by her English crew, or what strange fate may have been in store for her, I do not know. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

William Makepeace Thackeray But it was in my fate to be a wanderer, and that battle with Quin sent me on my travels at a very early age: as you shall hear anon. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

But fate and envious fortune now prepare To plunge the Latins in the last despair. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Walter Scott By the spirit, as would appear by the testimony of a noble lady, and other females, who witnessed the termination of his life, Agelastes was strangled, a fate well-becoming his odious crimes. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Adam Lindsay Gordon A life like a shuttlecock may be toss’d With the hand of fate for a battledore; But it matters much for your sweet soul lost, As much as a million souls and more. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

As fate would have it, Lupin, at breakfast, was reading extracts from a letter he had just received from Frank. I asked him to pass the envelope, that I might compare the writing. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

For six years I endured my fate patiently, uncomplainingly. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For good or for evil, fate had brought this strange old man to her, and woven this tie between them. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

And some of us, again—and this is the hardest fate of all—come into life inadequately equipped, not provisioned for a prolonged journey. The Understudy by Mary Cholmondeley

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yesterday morning I should have embraced with considerable eagerness any honourable means of trying my fate in a better or a worse world. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Ralph Waldo Emerson This cavalry was half a league off and required a quarter of an hour to arrive on the field of action, and I have observed that it is always these quarters of an hour that decide the fate of a battle. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Jane Austen Fanny Price! wonderful, quite wonderful! That Mansfield should have done so much for — that you should have found your fate in Mansfield! But you are quite right; you could not have chosen better. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Sigmund Freud His fate moves us only because it might have been our own, because the oracle laid upon us before our birth the very curse which rested upon him. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

But, barring such interruptions, the deliberations upon Jim’s fate went on night and day. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Why cannot you be truly generous, Gilbert, and pardon him? Believe me, he was not willingly treacherous; it was his fate to do you this wrong. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was as if fate had placed him in my way that I might pay my debt before I left the island. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Bruno saw in the future a fate that wrestled with him for the soul of Pippa’s son. Signa by Ouida

He was honestly sorry for the untimely fate of his young kinsmen; but he slipped into his nephew’s vacant place with an ease which filled his wife and daughter with wonder. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

After her husband died, she went away to live with her eldest son, and the round house shared the fate of Sally’s. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

He cannot escape me now,—he cannot escape me now! His fate is in my hands. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Bram Stoker This he afterwards explained by saying that to a Boyar the pride of his house and name is his own pride, that their glory is his glory, that their fate is his fate. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Leon Trotsky England’s fate after the war was a subject of absorbing interest. My Life by Leon Trotsky