What does the word fatalism mean?

Usage examples for fatalism

  1. First, I found the whole modern world talking scientific fatalism; saying that everything is as it must always have been, being unfolded without fault from the beginning. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  2. I was willing to leave so many things which I could not control to the Deity, who probably could that she accused me of fatalism, and I was held to be little better than one of the wicked because I would not forecast the effects of what I did in the lives of others. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  3. On the way home his curious fatalism took a sudden turn, and a feeling that Reynolds' letter surely awaited him made his heart glow. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
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