What does the word kismet mean?

Usage examples for kismet

  1. True children of the East, they were yielding to Kismet. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  2. However, it is kismet, I suppose? – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  3. Am I asking too much of you, gentlemen, when I solicit your support in my fight against the prejudice that is certain to- Quinnox stopped him with a profound gesture of resignation and a single word: Kismet! – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon