destiny

noun
ADJECTIVE
your own

He wanted to take control of his own destiny.

manifest
human
true

He came to Paris and found his true destiny as a poet.

economic, political
ultimate

I believe that only God knows what our ultimate destinies are.

VERB + DESTINY
face, meet

The time was right for him to meet his destiny.

fulfil/fulfill

She felt that she had fulfilled her destiny.

accept

There's not much you can do but accept your destiny.

avoid, escape

No man can escape his destiny.

control

Can we control our own destiny?

find

She had to find her destiny on her own.

alter, change

It was a decision which could have changed my destiny.

decide, determine, shape

Something was about to happen that would shape her destiny.

DESTINY + VERB
await sb, lie

the destiny that awaited him

Her destiny lay in that city.

PHRASES
be in control of your own destiny, be master of your own destiny

She set up her own business because she wanted to be in control of her own destiny.

a sense of destiny

He was driven on by a strong sense of destiny.


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