Fateful in a sentence as an adjective

You could ask your boss if you can test it via re-running that fateful command ...

Chuck Moore has cited his encounter with that work as a fateful inspiration for Forth.

I never trusted the tooth fairy again after that fateful day she "forgot" to pay me.

In other words, lead others into uttering\nthe fateful words "show stopper.

I multiply nine by one hundred and forty-six, the fateful day of the destruction of Carthage.

One fateful day, VMWare and OS/X conspired to trash my shared filesystem, losing several days of uncommitted code in the process.

It might have been the case that if someone like Hal Abelson had been brought in that fateful night, he would have made a different choice at multiple points in the timeline.

Embrace it with both arms, squeeze it hard, and accept it, not with fateful resignation but with the sure knowledge that if you do embrace it, good things will come, eventually.

It sounds like the response is trying to say without saying that there was no great big fateful choice of "plead guilty to something you think wasn't wrong and do 6 months or probably get 30 years.

Who's to say that, if Michael Lewis skipped that fateful dinner, he wouldn't have gone to a frat party, met a future ballplayer, and then gone on to break the MLB steroid scandal.

You wouldn't have the foggiest idea that you had crossed that fateful line... until you caught on to the fact that you weren't actually making any progress when you tried to turn back.

Our genes seem to abide the smoking, the other things we all have in common is we never stop moving...well except for great grampa that one fateful day he never got up to fill his pipe.

He had to tell me a full narrative about Bob Jones and his green bicycle that means so much to him and the overcast clouds on the fateful day he had his front tire stolen when he was already late for work!

Fateful definitions


having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; "that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election finally arrived"

See also: fatal


ominously prophetic

See also: portentous


(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"

See also: black calamitous disastrous fatal


controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"

See also: fatal