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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having an important, especially bad, effect on future events.

Usage examples (39)
  • Our likes and dislikes exert a fateful influence upon both our own happiness and our value to others.
  • That fateful meeting of the U.N. declared war on North Korea
  • I still recall the fateful day when my mother said to me
  • All-American called a fateful timeout his team did not have. for more
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