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fatalistic
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
one who believes that all events are predetermined in advance and human beings are powerless to change them
  • As Tess's own people down in those retreats are never tired of saying among each other in their fatalistic way: "It was to be."
    1 — The Maiden (**% in)
  • They were generous young souls; they had been reared in the lonely country nooks where fatalism is a strong sentiment, and they did not blame her.
    3 — The Rally (88% in)
  • Her naturally bright intelligence had begun to admit the fatalistic convictions common to field-folk and those who associate more extensively with natural phenomena than with their fellow-creatures; and she accordingly drifted into that passive responsiveness to all things her lover suggested, characteristic of the frame of mind.
    4 — The Consequence (68% in)

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