What does the word fatalist mean?

Usage examples for fatalist

  1. So you see, reader, that it is fore- ordained, for I am a good deal of a fatalist, that one of the ingredients of civilized society should be a certain proportion of poor miserable devils, such as you and I both know. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  2. I can't help being a fatalist." – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  3. In any such sense anybody is a fatalist who believes in a relation between cause and effect. – Studies in Literature by John Morley