fated fated  /ˈfeɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate


  1. Images of the crew, the mission and the aftermath of the ill-fated flight of the space shuttle Columbia.
  2. You've heard appalling numbers: the number of new infections, the number of the dead, the number who are sick without care, the number walking around already fated to die.
  3. It is hard to imagine more ill-fated births than those of Kerstin, Stefan and Felix Fritzl.


  1. Digg Reader iOS app update hits iPhone and iPad

    Digg Reader, the company’s attempt to replace ill-fated Google Reader, has made its jump to mobile, with an update of the Digg iOS app introducing RSS support. Available in versions for iPhone and iPad, the new app – v5.0 – not only pulls in the feeds users have set up or OPML imported in the Read The Full Story
    on June 27, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  2. Jackson's son says father feared concert promoter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's eldest son testified Wednesday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill-fated shows.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Father and son trapped on cliff following ill-fated rope rescue

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — Rescue teams saved a father and son from a treacherous bluff late Tuesday night near Fort Worden after the teen fell down a steep cliff and the father attempted an ill-fated rope rescue. The boy, 15-year-old …
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle


  1. "These words sparked a chain reaction that brought problems into the open, almost cost (Benitez) his job a couple of months later, riled Liverpool's owners into an ill-fated meeting with Juergen Klinsmann, and ended Hicks' and Gillett's honeymoon...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Jamie Carragher Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Clinton said his example was a good lesson for whose who mistakenly think "that we are fated to have a clash of civilizations and cannot reach across the religious divides."
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: MSNBC (press release)

  3. Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday said defeat was not an option in the war against terrorism and militancy and "we have to triumph to protect and defend our way of life"."Let me also tell you that we are fated to...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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