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common fate


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common fate a Gestalt principle of organization holding that aspects of perceptual field that move or function in a similar manner will be perceived as a unit
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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.”


In literature:

The law which consigns all to one penal fate, devotes all to one common ruin.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Your fate is but the common lot of all: 10.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Its fate was the common one of all ecclesiastical buildings of the time.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
This fate is common; but I lose my breath Near bliss, and yet not bless'd, before my death.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Either they were all gone somewhere secretly together, or they had all suffered a common mysterious fate.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
It was a common fate of prisoners of war then to be sold as slaves to the Turks, but the beauty of Catharine saved her from this.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And Poe shared with dignity and without regret the common fate of prophets.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
With common stroke their bow-strings' twang Sounded death to that fated band.
"Indian Legends of Minnesota" by Various
None of us escape the common fates.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
In this respect it has shared the common fate of all written languages.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
David suffered the common fate of all in having a dark cloud.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
It is concluded that some common fate has overtaken them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
She felt cheated, stunted, revengeful because of this common fate.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
Altars, thrones, and coronets met with a common fate.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The fate of the house of David is the subject common to both the discourses.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
He had the common fate of those who accepted great responsibilities under the Queen.
"Spenser" by R. W. Church
It is the common fate of war books to become very quickly out of date.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Yes, said I, we truly are all of one nature, and one family; and we suffer a common fate!
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
While the old faith in the supernatural was thus declining, priests and witches shared a common fate.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
Dering's was the common fate of moderate men in stormy times, who, seeing good on each side, are ill thought of by both.
"Books Condemned to be Burnt" by James Anson Farrer

In poetry:

Then die! that she
The common fate of all things rare
May read in thee;
How small a part of time they share
That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
"Song: Go, lovely rose!" by Edmund Waller
The low winds moan for sad sweet years;
The birds sing all for pain,
Of a common thing, to weary ears,—
Only a summer's fate of rain,
And a woman's fate of tears.
"In Autumn" by Alice Meynell
O river! ever drifting toward the sea,
How common is thy fate! thus purposeless
To drift away, nor think what 't is to be,
And sink in the vast wave of nothingness.
"The River Charles" by Annie Adams Fields
We thus united by one common fate,
Each discontented with her present state,
One common scheme pursue; resolved to know
If happiness can e'er be found below.
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
There's me in you and you in me,
For deeply in us delves
Such common thought that never we
Can call ourselves ourselves.
In coils of universal fate
No man is isolate.
"You And Me" by Robert W Service
United stand the Negro man in deeds of love,
A common weal of race to urge, and then to gain;
No more the three shall be apart in actions great,
But, hand in hand, march on to glorious fate.
"The Mighty Three" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

In news:

Thy fate is the common fate of all.
The fate of "Common Law," "Fairly Legal," "Necessary Roughness" and limited series "Political Animals" has yet to be determined.
Frank Tepper's fate was sealed months ago, when a Common Pleas Court jury convicted the former Philadelphia police officer of first-degree murder for shooting a 21-year-old neighbor outside his Port Richmond home in 2009.
Chancellor Merkel, who faces elections next year, has tied her political fate to the survival of the common currency.
The Fate of the Commons.

In science:

As is evident from Table 2, the most common fate of the test particles is to enter the sphere of influence of Mars.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence