Phrases with "fate"

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

By a kind of fate the little Herries figures were drawn together and with disastrous consequences. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Machen But from that day the nets were about his feet, and his fate was sealed. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Walter Scott Sir Aymer, therefore, occasionally mended his pace, and often incurred the fate of one who is over-late, delaying himself by his efforts to make greater expedition. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Thomas Hardy In this room sat she who had been the maiden Grace Melbury till the finger of fate touched her and turned her to a wife. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope I grieve to write as I have done, but it seems to me that no sacrifice is too great to make with the object of averting the fate to which, as I fear, Miss Hotspur is bringing herself. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Mark Wylder’s fate is dreadful, and Stanley is the mover of all this. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I must take my fate into my hands and go out into the street. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Yet with its escape, the whole scaffolding of this man’s hold upon life and his own fate went down in indistinguishable chaos. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hughes However, as they only shared the fate of some three-fourths of the rest of the form, this did not weigh heavily upon them. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

D. H. Lawrence No, I don’t envy them a bit! If fate sent me a woman I wanted, well and good. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe Again he cursed his fate and execrated his rival, giving himself up, as usual, to the transports of his passion. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Margaret Oliphant It was going to destruction as fast as fate could carry it. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

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

Thomas Hardy And this is maternity — to give one’s best years and best love to ensure the fate of being despised!” “You are too unyielding. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Shocked, as such lovers are, by the implied disloyalty, when first some alien fate separates itself from the hitherto universal fate which is the beloved, he put it hastily out of his mind. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

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]

But let us not be cravens, and suffer fate to drown us rather than swim. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Arnold Bennett Hilda’s lurch told him that by vindictiveness of fate George Cannon was close to them. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Anthony Trollope Lily’s fate had seemed to melt even his sternness, and he had striven to be tender in his words and ways. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne Many a revolution has it been his fate to go through, and invariably with a prodigious uproar. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

D. H. Lawrence His voice was so soft and final, she went very still, as if under a fate which had taken her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

It was returned from our gaff, and as soon as I read it I knew that my fate was sealed. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Gissing There is a fate in these things; you feel it yourself. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

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

Watkin Tench Our first expedition having so totally failed, the governor resolved to try the fate of a second; and the ‘painful pre-eminence’ again devolved on me. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Andrew Lang The many kings and kings sons who have died at my hands have died because it was their fate to die like this. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The fate of those people is of no military importance to us. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Robert Louis Stevenson But what filled me with uncontrollable shudderings, was the problem of their origin and the fate of the lad to whom they had belonged. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells He expressed anxiety for the fate of the landlady of the Potwell Inn and her grandchild, and led the way with enhanced alacrity along the lane to that establishment. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

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

Walter Scott The air of the low grounds suited them not — or there is perhaps a fate connected with the mansion. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Andrew Lang I lament the fate of a duke’s daughter, whom they seized as she was walking in her father’s garden, and brought hither transformed into a deer. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The groans of a thousand victims seemed to rise from the vaults of the convent, to which they had been hurried by a fate like mine. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

What its real effect was upon him and her fate I can only conjecture. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Had it been Sylvia’s fate to live in the midst of fashion and society, she would have found relief in the conversation of the witty, or the homage of the distinguished. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Theodore Dreiser It had been an unfortunate day with him, but now he took his fate with a touch of philosophy. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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

I saw in him the bold heart, the restless nature, and the valiant front against the buffets of fate that make his countrymen such valuable comrades in risk and adventure. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Sir Walter Scott He has borne his hard fate with unbroken spirits, and it’s cruel to deny him the comfort of a laugh at his betters. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

In 1807 he sent to the lady herself the lines beginning,— O had my fate been join’d with thine. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle The fairy question is infinitely small and unimportant compared to the question of our own fate and that of the whole human race. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

This freak of fate shows that the hussy is on our side. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Walter Scott You have guessed right, Mr. Hartley,” she added — colouring a good deal, “I have come hither to unite my fate to that of your old comrade. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Miles Franklin Her fate is such that the parents of uncomely female infants should be compelled to put them to death at their birth. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

It was across the saddle of Arabs like Heron Lloyd that blameless matrons in the Crescents and Drives and Avenues had been carried off to a fate worse than death. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Walter Scott The scene of fate before them gave, perhaps, a more yellow tinge to their swarthy cheeks; but it neither agitated their features, nor quenched the stubborn haughtiness of their eye. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

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

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

Elizabeth Gaskell It was blind fate dealing out events, not that the events themselves were the inevitable consequences of folly or misconduct. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

If an earthquake should disturb the curtains and show Molly creeping ignominiously away behind he would still meet his fate like a man. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

M. P. Shiel A flight of crows, the sad fate of a nightingale in a grove near, the flap of a swan, were evidence of the silence. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

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

H. Rider Haggard I have spoken, People of the Mist. Now judge between us and let fate follow judgment, for we renounce you. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

I feel that the only thing worth living for is to be so magnanimous that fate itself will be astonished at us. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

H. G. Wells And I wondered if always it would be so, if man was a doomed animal who would never to the last days of his time take hold of fate and change it to his will. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Jacques Futrelle But fate seemed to be against him still. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

George Meredith Perplexity at the injustice of fate and persons universally, put a wrinkled mask on his features and the expression of his feelings. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Tobias Smolle He knew the fate of Sir Launcelot would soon come to light, and he did not choose to wait the consequence. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope Her fate was already fixed, and had only to be pronounced. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

The course of affairs in France, indeed, was such as seemed by an irony of fate to drive the noblest and firmest hearts into the worst aberrations. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Not that she really wished any cruel fate for the boy; but she did not care for him; and he might be terribly in the way, when her foolish brother, the parson, came to apportion the money. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

Anthony Trollope She was as straight as a grenadier, and had it been her fate to carry a milk-pail, she would have carried it to perfection. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett She knew that fate had favoured her by absolving her from the consequences of a tragic weakness and error. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

George Gissing She knew her defects, knew her vices, and a feud with fate caused her to accept them defiantly. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

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]

Anthony Trollope He would reach Desmond Court before he returned home that day, and let the two ladies there know the fate that was before them. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

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

The singularity of the event, the force and importance of the personal feelings aroused in the course of this confession, drove Stevie’s fate clean out of Mr Verloc’s mind. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

George Gissing Pain of the past and anguish of longing to the years which waited with unknown gifts of fate made his heart tumultuous. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Where shall we fix? where shall our labors end? Whom shall we follow, and what fate attend? Let not my pray’rs a doubtful answer find; But in clear auguries unveil thy mind. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

From the fatal moment, however, that we crossed the threshold of the Prince’s house in Curzon Street, I realised that I was destined by fate to be your rival. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

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

The future! Was it under my control? Did Arthur’s fate hang upon my word? I believed so. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

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

The whole thing seemed to have been planned by fate since the creation of the world. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

D. H. Lawrence One should die quickly, like the Romans, one should be master of one’s fate in dying as in living. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

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]

I came not hither but by Heav’n’s command, And sent by fate to share the Latian land. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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]

The hardship of such pursuits lies not in the toil but the fate which hardens expediency into necessity. The Black Fishers by John Buchan

Nellie Bly I was in France now, and I began to wonder now what would have been my fate if I had been alone as I had expected. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Soosie, with tearful eyes and tremulous hands, hysterically implored us to protect her from a fate worse than death. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle The moment of fate had arrived. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

H. Rider Haggard My knowledge only tells me of great events, of what use is such knowledge as that? Well, come what may, fate will find one spirit that does not fear him. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

But Shaw, after all, is not an Englishman, and probably does not feel his fate to be bound up with that of Britain. (Author’s footnote. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let him lie: we can’t do him any good, but’ we may save her from the worst fate that can befall a woman. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Walter Scott I will now, if you please, tell you at once the fate of the young lady, in which I pray you to believe that I am truly interested. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Arthur Conan Doyle The fate of France depended upon my judgment and my nerve. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

When all was finished, Lady Eversleigh looked at him with anxious, inquiring eyes, as if from his lips she expected to receive the sentence of fate itself. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. Rider Haggard Many years ago I was bride to the Snake, Deliverer, and, had I not fled, my fate would have been the fate of her who died this night. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Gaston Leroux But fate had resuscitated Jean Roussel — the Ballmeyer of her youth. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The street continues buried beneath the snow, and the fate of Herculaneum and Pompeii has its parallel in this catastrophe. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

William Makepeace Thackeray The fate of those carpet warriors was soon decided. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

He dreaded the fate of Macedonia, and of many other victims. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Our fate is in the hands of the Gods. Pledge it not even for three days. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The fate of the world seemed bound up in the death of this single man. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Tobias Smolle I am afraid Mr. Darnel’s fate is a just judgment of God upon him for his cruelty to that excellent person. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

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]

H. G. Wells Had he possessed the wit, he might still, perhaps, have saved Hapley from his fate by entering into his delusion and covering his face with gauze, as he prayed might be done. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our friend’s title, his fortune, his age, his character, and his appearance are all in his favour, and I know nothing against him unless it be this dark fate which runs in his family. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Curious to say, some of his predictions came true, and thanks to this freak of fate he obtained more fame from his horoscopes than from his canvasses. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

They were executed, and their fate was recorded in the Party histories, a warning to posterity. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Andrew Lang Her thoughts kept turning to the book, in which stood written that great happiness waited her sisters, but that a fate was in store for her such as had never before been known in the world. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle The one pang which her fate brought to her was the fear that when her influence was removed I should revert to that which I had been. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Anthony Trollope Now at last in this chapter has to be told the fate of Florence Mountjoy, as far as it can be told in these pages. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edith Wharton No! Such a fate was too abominable; all that was strong and sound in him rejected it. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

Edith Wharton Perhaps you’ll meet your fate tonight at the Trenors’. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope His fate had brought him face to face with his two enemies at once! His breath almost left him, but he knew that he could not run away. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Francis Bacon These are as the pillars of fate set in the path of knowledge, for men have neither desire nor hope to encourage them to penetrate further. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

Anthony Trollope Such had been his fate, and such also the fate of Mr. Burke, who, next to him in official rank, may possibly have been in truth the doomed one. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle What was my baggage or Africa to me when I learned that such a fate had come upon my darling? There you have the missing clue to my action, Mr. Holmes.” “Proceed,” said my friend. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

E. Phillips Oppenheim No fate could be too terrible for a man who has striven to corrupt the soul of a nation. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Your kind father, overrating the paltry service I rendered you, would have consented to submit my fate to your decision. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

It seemed that it was her fate to have these figures guarding her, protecting—Tom Gauntry, Emma, now Charlie Watson. The strange thing was that she did not want anyone to protect her. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Bram Stoker The fate of Sebastian was sealed in that battle. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Walter Scott But now the hand of fate is on the curtain, And brings the scene to light. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Zamore was dragged from the apartment; and Alzire and Don Alvarez were left alone to bewail the fate of the Peruvian hero. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

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

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]

Wilkie Collins She stopped and looked at Emily. It is the sad fate of little women in general to grow too fat and to be born with short legs. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

H. Rider Haggard He briefly told him what he had just seen, and what, in his opinion, Lady Bellamy’s fate must be — one of living death. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

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

If you are likewise solicitous regarding the fate of the person you have mentioned, you had better go back and prospect round till you find her; she would probably be delighted to see you. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

It was near here that he met his fate — on this very spot, perhaps. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Washington Irving His fate made a deep impression on public sympathy. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

E. F. Benson Mrs. Gaskell tells us that, at this time, ‘the young man seemed to have his fate in his own hands. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

I was born on you; I was brought up on you; and if my fate holds good, I shall die and be buried in you. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

I remarked that the one containing the chief priest had fallen into a rivulet, as if fate was not tired of drowning him. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

In her brother Henry, who sat eating small cress sandwiches as solemnly as though they had been ordained in some immemorial Book of Observances, fate had been undisguisedly kind to her. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

If fate had but given him Marie-Anne for his wife! He said this to himself again and again, picturing the exquisite happiness which a life with her would have afforded him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Borrow Oft have I stopped to observe them, and as often sighed that my fate did not permit me to reside in such an Eden for the remainder of my days. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope Now that the letter was written it seemed to be a thing fixed by fate that it must go. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The father, as by some strange final illusion, felt as if all his fate depended on his ensuring to Winifred her happiness. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Only the benevolence of fate could come to his aid. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Anna Katherine Green The fate which had pursued her ever since she had left her happy home in France had not spared her at this crisis. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Sir Walter Scott No one, however, pitied the fate of the two Malvoisins, who only suffered the death which they had both well deserved, by many acts of falsehood, cruelty, and oppression. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

But in his handsome, unmoved face I read my fate and death-warrant; and with every breath I cursed my folly and my cowardice in coming to him at all. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can’t help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

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]

Until I saw you yesterday when halted by my sentinel I believed you deadthought that you had suffered the fate which through my own crime you might easily have escaped. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle By the irony of fate it was me whom they arrested instead. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

The Prussian officer had contented himself with causing Dominique to be imprisoned without announcing what fate he reserved for him. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Thomas Carlyle Tongues, platforms, parliaments, and fourth-estates; unfettered presses, periodical and stationary literatures: we are nearly all gone to tongue, I think; and our fate is very questionable. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

I see my hours run on with cruel speed, And in my doom the fate of all I read; A certain doom, which nature’s self must feel When the dread sentence checks the mundane wheel. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

George Meredith Around that scroll Count Louis’ fate Was acted to her stare, And hate in love and love in hate Fought fell to smite or spare. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Lo, now is that come to pass which was foretold me long ago, but from mine eyes has it been hidden, for none may fight against his fate and prevail. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

George Meredith He was no longer figuring on easy ice, but desperate at the prospect of a loss to himself, and a fate for Annette, that tossed him from repulsion to incredulity, and so back. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

E. F. Benson But we cannot help wondering what would have been their fate if these volumes had been slenderer still, and had contained only Emily’s poems. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

And were it not for your friendship, I know not what my child’s fate might be. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

David Hume Any recent event or piece of news, by which the fate of states, provinces, or many individuals is affected, is extremely interesting even to those whose welfare is not immediately engaged. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Anthony Trollope The servant girls hid themselves in the garrets, but were soon brought down again, and bade to set quiet in the hall, till their fate should have been decided on. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe The fate of our poor companions was no longer a matter of uncertainty. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Let him keep silence, and pursue the life fate had marked out for him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

It had amused him rather to keep that “friend” in the dark about the fate of his assistant. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Margaret Oliphant Her breath came quick in short gasps—her breast heaved—her fate was absolutely beyond her own control, in Vincent’s hands. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

There is no fate too hard for me — but, O, my fate is very hard! Why did you keep me from that river? You do not know how miserable my life is — you do not know. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

This was the fate of Becuma of the White Skin. One may wonder how, having attained to that sphere, she could have carried with her so strong a memory of the earth. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Edgar Rice Burroughs I knew from the direction of our march that they were taking me to Phutra. Once there I did not need much of an imagination to picture what my fate would be. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

H. G. Wells He had just appreciated as a special aspect of this irrational injustice of fate that these two men were alive and that Kurt was dead. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

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

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

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

Many a time, nevertheless, during the evening she despaired of fate and of herself. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Ann Radcliffe But when the first emotions were subsided, the uncertainty of Theodore’s fate once more appeared. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle The matter was soon forgotten, but it assumed an importance now when the fate of the expedition has been brought once more in so extraordinary manner to the notice of the public. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

D.H. Lawrence He took his fate as it fell from the skies. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Anthony Trollope But such is often the fate of statesmen. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

About two months after leaving Laxton, my fate in the worst shape I had anticipated was solemnly and definitively settled. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Radclyffe Hall But fate was so seldom propitious to Pat — Arabella had put this down to the beetles. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Benjamin Disraeli It seemed to him that a fate more forlorn than his had seldom been awarded to mortal. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

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

He liked the earnest, old-fashioned type of girl—but fate rarely threw him into the company of such a one. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Walter Scott Matters being so far settled, the Abbot became anxious for the fate of Sir Piercie Shafton, and implored mercy in his behalf. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry James So can you, for that matter; thank your fate for it. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

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 What kindness of fate that brought me that day past the cottage!” She was still musing over the growth of this flower in her heart. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

H. Rider Haggard Let fate speak through your mouth. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing It struck Monica as a very hard fate that he should have this family on his hands. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

You are also in possession of their after fate — the terrible, the tremendous retribution which, after long delays of many years, finally overtook and crushed them. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He was not greatly interested in Craw. Dougal was different; to Dougal Craw was a figure of mystery and power; there was romance in the midge controlling the fate of the elephant. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

This shows how continually his father’s fate was in his mind, although he said nothing of it. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Neither the “sport” nor the table has afforded gratification, and the deserted nests and the fate of the orphan chicks stand to the “sportsmen’s” discredit if not disgrace. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Olaf Stapledon Soon it became evident even to the most buoyant spirit that this disease was no casual accident but a fate inherent in the nebular nature. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

I neither fear nor will provoke the war; My fate is Juno’s most peculiar care. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Walter Scott Let him leave Britain as soon as possible, and go where his fate calls him, and where we can never meet more. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Theodore Dreiser It would be so much better, though, if he could persuade her to remain at home until he knew exactly what his fate was to be. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Sir Walter Scott The fate of Dirk Hatteraick’s vessel was certain. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

This was the fate of his children, especially of three daughters, whom he had by his two wives; for there were certain rites of marriage, which distinguished the lawful wife from the concubine. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins There is a fate in these things. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

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

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]

Anthony Trollope I cannot pretend that the reader shall know, as he ought to be made to know, the future fate and fortunes of our personages. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

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]

But the thought that this excursion might possibly give her a chance to learn something new about the King of Navarre’s fate decided her to go. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle The young man’s fate interests me deeply, since I know him and like him. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Henry James It formed, it seemed to him, no natural part of his situation; he had had no glimpse of it in the book of fate where he registered on a fair blank page his betrothal to a charming girl. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle A few by joining our ranks had saved themselves from the fate of their companions. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle