fate´ful|ly

fate´ful|ly
fate|ful «FAYT fuhl», adjective.
1. controlled by fate: »

The fateful course of the ship toward the rocks was not changed in spite of the crew's frantic efforts.

2. determining what is to happen; important; decisive: »

a fateful decision. Yorktown was the site of a fateful battle of the American Revolution.

3. showing what will happen according to fate; prophetic: »

the fateful words of the prophet.

4. causing death, destruction, or ruin; disastrous: »

a fateful blow. The soldier's fateful steel (Joel Barlow).

fate´ful|ly, adverb.
fate´ful|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • fate|ful — «FAYT fuhl», adjective. 1. controlled by fate: »The fateful course of the ship toward the rocks was not changed in spite of the crew s frantic efforts. 2. determining what is to happen; important; decisive: »a fateful decision. Yorktown was the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fate·ful — …   Useful english dictionary

  • fate´ful|ness — fate|ful «FAYT fuhl», adjective. 1. controlled by fate: »The fateful course of the ship toward the rocks was not changed in spite of the crew s frantic efforts. 2. determining what is to happen; important; decisive: »a fateful decision. Yorktown… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fate — fate; fate·ful; fate·ful·ly; fate·ful·ness; sul·fate; …   English syllables

  • grate´ful|ness — grate|ful «GRAYT fuhl», adjective. 1. feeling kindly because of a favor received; wanting to do a favor in return; thankful: »I am grateful for your help. 2. pleasing; welcome: »A breeze is grateful on a hot day, a fire on a cold one. ╂[<… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grate´ful|ly — grate|ful «GRAYT fuhl», adjective. 1. feeling kindly because of a favor received; wanting to do a favor in return; thankful: »I am grateful for your help. 2. pleasing; welcome: »A breeze is grateful on a hot day, a fire on a cold one. ╂[<… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grate|ful — «GRAYT fuhl», adjective. 1. feeling kindly because of a favor received; wanting to do a favor in return; thankful: »I am grateful for your help. 2. pleasing; welcome: »A breeze is grateful on a hot day, a fire on a cold one. ╂[< obsolete grate …   Useful english dictionary

  • fateful — fate·ful …   English syllables

  • fatefully — fate·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • fateful — fate•ful [[t]ˈfeɪt fəl[/t]] adj. 1) having momentous significance or consequences; decisively important; portentous: a fateful meeting[/ex] 2) fatal, deadly, or disastrous 3) controlled or determined by destiny; inexorable 4) prophetic; ominous • …   From formal English to slang


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