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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ti·ny n.; pl. Destinies
 1. That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
 Thither he
 Will come to know his destiny.   --Shak.
 No man of woman born,
 Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.   --Bryant.
 2. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
    But who can turn the stream of destiny?   --Spenser.
    Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.   --Longfellow.
 The Destinies Anc. Myth., the three Parcæ, or Fates; the supposed powers which preside over human life, and determine its circumstances and duration.
    Marked by the Destinies to be avoided.   --Shak.