What does the word fatality mean?

Usage examples for fatality

  1. There seemed to be some fatality that set at nought all my previous plans and calculations. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. That would be little less than a fatality. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  3. The follies of men are as much a piece of fate as are his wise actions, and even that fear of belief in fate is a fatality. – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche