What does the word fateful mean?

Usage examples for fateful

  1. I leaned over one of the still figures and scanned the fateful document which had given its reader the aspect of one who was staring at what the Moving Finger had done. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  2. Thereupon Paul retired to Europe, and after some months there, decided on his last fateful journey to Jerusalem. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  3. I determined to discover if I had deceived myself with a superstitious fancy, or learned a fateful fact in my own mysterious way. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott