Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 152. Destiny.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
2. Complex Change
Future Events
152. Destiny.
NOUN:DESTINY (necessity) [See Necessity]; future existence, postexistence; hereafter; foredoom, future state, next world, world to come, after life; futurity [See Futurity]; everlasting life, everlasting death; life beyond the grave, life to come, world beyond the grave; prospect (expectation) [See Expectation].
VERB:IMPEND; hang over, lie over; threaten, loom, await, hover, come on, approach, stare one in the face; foreordain, preordain; predestine, doom, foredoom, have in store for.
ADJECTIVE:IMPENDING &c. v.; destined; about to be, about to happen; coming, in store, to come, going to happen, instant, at hand, near; near at hand, close at hand; overhanging, hanging over one’s head, imminent; brewing, preparing, forthcoming; in the wind, on the cards [colloq.], in reserve; that will be, that is to be; in prospect (expected) [See Expectation]; looming in the -distance, - horizon, - future; postexistent, unborn, in embryo; in the womb of -time, - futurity; on the knees of the gods, in the future; pregnant (producing) [See Production].
ADVERB:IN TIME, in the long run; all in good time; eventually [See Eventuality]; whatever may happen (certainly) [See Certainty]; as chance &c. (156) would have it.
QUOTATION:See future sons and daughters yet unborn.—Pope



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