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Kismet   Listen
noun
Kismet  n.  (Written also kismat)  Destiny; fate. (Oriental)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Kismet" Quotes from Famous Books



... you are right. Well, well, it is kismet, and it must be faced. I have the cab, and you will come with me and do ...
— Tales of Terror and Mystery • Arthur Conan Doyle

... her wedding finger, holds it to his lips a moment, then places an embossed gold ring below the knuckle, with "Kismet" ...
— When the Birds Begin to Sing • Winifred Graham

... Carnegie got his start; didn't Lincoln use to chop wood for a living, and Garfield drive a canal boat team? Wasn't Gould a messenger boy, and General Miles a private? It's a 'cinch,' a 'kismet.' Fate has posted a great big placard over the door to Fame and it says, 'None But Impecunious Young ...
— Said the Observer • Louis J. Stellman

... word kismet, or destiny, as most of my readers are probably aware. It is also English Gipsy, and was explained to me as follows: "A man's kismut is what he's bound to kair—it's the kismut of his see. Some men's kismut ...
— The English Gipsies and Their Language • Charles G. Leland

... fickle Kismet, who for a day had played with him bitterly and sardonically, decided to reward him in full for the amusement he had afforded her. Kismet turned the tawny eyes of the snake-charmer to the camel. Kismet led her to lean toward the man ...
— Tales of the Jazz Age • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... start, but at once passed into a state of deep reflection. After a protracted pause he delivered his mature judgment. "'Course," he said slowly, "I believe in wot them Mahomets call Kismet. No gettin' away ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 26, 1919 • Various

... passionate regret racked his bosom—the last struggle of his wavering soul! "Shall I turn back?" he doubtfully cried. And then in the rush of his onward course, a dull hopeless feeling came over him. "Kismet!" he cried. "It is too late now. If they had only trusted me! If they had told me all and given my fighting soul a chance to redeem the lost promise once written on my brow. I have played a man's part before! I might, perhaps, have won this girl's gratitude and earned Justine's love to be a shield ...
— A Fascinating Traitor • Richard Henry Savage

... seventh of his family in succession to serve in India. She has seeped into him and pickled his heritage. He's a believer in Kismet crossed on to Opportunity. Not sure he doesn't pray to Allah ...
— King—of the Khyber Rifles • Talbot Mundy

... make it, that's all, sir." He relapsed into silence. Leclair muttered, in Arabic—his words audible only to himself—an ancient Islamic proverb: "Allah knows best, and time will show!" Then, after a moment's pause, the single word: "Kismet!" ...
— The Flying Legion • George Allan England



Words linked to "Kismet" :   Muhammadanism, kismat, Islam, Islamism, fate, Mohammedanism, destiny



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