Fates (n.)
trio of goddesses who control human destiny: Atropos (‘the inflexible’) cuts the thread of life allotted and spun by Lachesis (‘the distributor’) and Clotho (‘the spinner’)
JC II.iii.15[Artemidorus alone] the Fates with traitors do contrive
MND I.ii.34[Bottom to all, reciting] The foolish Fates
MND V.i.194[Flute as Thisbe to Bottom as Pyramus] And I like Helen till the Fates me kill
MV II.ii.57[Launcelot to Gobbo] according to Fates and Destinies and such odd sayings
Per IV.iii.14[Dionyza to Cleon] Nurses are not the Fates
WT IV.iv.20[Perdita to Florizel] O, the Fates!
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