What is destiny?

  • (noun): The ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman).
    Example: "We are helpless in the face of Destiny"
    Synonyms: Fate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Destiny

Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the cosmos.

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Destiny - Literature
... de Rivas' play that Verdi transformed into La Forza del Destino ("The Force of Destiny") or Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey, or in Macbeth's uncannily-der ... Destiny is a recurring theme in the literature of Hermann Hesse (1877–1962), including Siddharta (1922) and his magnum opus, Das Glasperlenspiel, also published as The Glass ... The common theme of these works involves a protagonist who cannot escape a destiny if their fate has been sealed, however hard they try ...
Let's Dance For Comic Relief (series 5 - 2013) - Heat One (16 February)
... Gaga Eliminated Tim Vine "Rock Your Body" — Justin Timberlake Saved by the public vote Destiny's Dad "Bootylicious" — Destiny's Child Eliminated Ricky Hatton "Let Me ... Destiny's Dad consisted of Hal Cruttenden, Shaun Keaveny and Mark Dolan ...
Stargate Universe (season 1) - Episodes
... Nicholas Rush dials a ninth chevron address, sending them to Destiny, an Ancient starship located billions of lightyears from Earth 2 ... "Air (Part 2)" Andy Mikita Robert C ... Cooper Brad Wright 2.346 October 2, 2009 (2009-10-02) After arriving on the Destiny, the team discovers that the ship's life support system is failing, and they ... Cooper Brad Wright 2.447 October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09) The Destiny dials the Stargate to a desert planet which has a mineral needed to repair the life support system ...
Supernatural Order
... purpose of raising the rational creature above its native sphere to a God-like life and destiny." The Modern Catholic Dictionary defines it as "he sum total of heavenly destiny and all ...
Serge Venturini - Biography
... His poésie du devenir ("poetry of destiny"), lightning and crystal-clear according to Geneviève Clancy who revealed him, is influenced by Pierre Reverdy and even more by René Char, and ... He elaborates upon his Poétique du devenir ("poetics of destiny") in his premier livre d'Éclats (1976–1999) with a questioning of human destiny ... carries on with this reflexion and questions the post-human destiny ...

More definitions of "destiny":

  • (noun): An event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future.
    Synonyms: fate

Famous quotes containing the word destiny:

    The sacred obligation to the Union soldiers must not—will not be forgotten nor neglected.... But those who fought against the Nation cannot and do not look to it for relief.... Confederate soldiers and their descendants are to share with us and our descendants the destiny of America. Whatever, therefore, we their fellow citizens can do to remove burdens from their shoulders and to brighten their lives is surely in the pathway of humanity and patriotism.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    I knew that my vocation was found. I had received the call, and having done so, I was sure my work would be assigned me. Of some things we feel quite certain. Inside there is a click, a kind of bell that strikes, when the hands of our destiny meet at the meridian hour.
    Amelia E. Barr (1831–1919)

    The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
    Freeman Dyson (b. 1923)