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Faʹtes (1 syl.)

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The cruel fates. The Greeks and Romans supposed there were three Parcæ or Fates, who arbitrarily controlled the birth, events, and death of every man. They are called cruel because they pay no regard to the wishes and requirements of anyone.

⁂ The three Fates were Clotho (who held the distaff), Lachĕsis (who spun the thread of life), and Atrŏpos (who cut it off when life was ended).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fasting
Fastrade
Fat
Fat Men
Fat as a Porpoise
Fata
Fata Morgana
Fatal Gifts
Fate
Fates
Father
Father Mathew
Father Neptune
Father Norbert
Father Paul
Father Prout
Father Thames
Father Thoughtful
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