Fateful Fate"ful, a. . Having the power of serving or accomplishing fate. ``The fateful steel.'' --J. Barlow. [1913 Webster]

2. Significant of fate; ominous. [1913 Webster]

The fateful cawings of the crow. --Longfellow. -- {Fate"ful*ly}, adv.- {Fate"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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