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fatality

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From French fatalité

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fatality (plural fatalities)

  1. The state proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.
  2. Tendency to death, destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate.
  3. That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of William Wilkie Collins to this entry?)
  4. Death.
  5. An accident which caused death.
    • 2011,David Foster Wallace The Pale King, page 13:
      the whole thing felt like being in a near traffic fatality avoided by inches and later not being able to think of the whole thing lest you begin shaking...

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