• Lightning, fatal. Pictograph at Jemez, N.M
    Lightning, fatal. Pictograph at Jemez, N.M
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv fatally with fatal consequences or implications "he was fatally ill equipped for the climb"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human
    • Fatally In a manner issuing in death or ruin; mortally; destructively; as, fatally deceived or wounded.
    • Fatally In a manner proceeding from, or determined by, fate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. Chocolate contains a chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs
    • fatally By a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable predetermination.
    • fatally In a manner leading to death or ruin; mortally; disastrously: as, the encounter ended fatally; the prince was fatally deceived.
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  • Honore De Balzac
    “Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
  • William J. Durant
    “Inquiry is fatal to certainty.”
  • Ray Kroc
    Ray Kroc
    “While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.”
  • Jules Ellinger
    Jules Ellinger
    “Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.”


In literature:

Its loss must have been deemed fatal.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Anyhow, it had not been fatal.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The negligence of the French, in allowing this movement to be carried out, was fatal to them.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
The fatal moment had, however, at last arrived.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Injury to the right ventricle is the most fatal injury and the most frequent.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The furious rain and fog which had proved so fatal to Colborne's men for a moment, was in favour of Beresford.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Rationalism in Germany, without Pietism as its forerunner, would have been fatal for centuries.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Fatal fault or destined sorrow!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
They were more fatal to the soldiers than the bullets of the enemy.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
They accordingly divided their forces; but the result was fatal.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
That fatal, fatal morning!
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
The issue was the most unfortunate for France since the fatal day of Agincourt.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Vegetables and animals are thus perpetually interchanging kindly offices, and each flourishes upon that which is fatal to the other.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
We now have authentic information: the Scorpion's sting is fatal, promptly fatal, to the Scorpion himself.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Then a quick feeling of the fatal truth Instinctive flashed across her mind.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
With that fatal day the Taira vanished from the sight of men.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There are several receipts for this, the worst and most fatal of all diseases.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Under the cloud-ring fogs are fatal.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
He will learn the fatal tidings on the 20th.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
It was my heart he had aimed at; but by suddenly throwing up my arm, I had warded off the fatal thrust.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

And can no charm that nature knows
The fatal power of grief destroy?
Ah, no! in vain each beauty glows
When mem'ry has no gleam of joy!
"Memory" by Louisa Stuart Costello
Tinged with the fatal hectic flush
Which, when October frost is in the near,
Flames on each dying tree and bush,
To deck the dying year.
"Menace" by Susan Coolidge
Yes, fairest Proof of Beauty's Pow'r,
Dear Idol of My panting Heart,
Nature points This my fatal Hour:
And I have liv'd; and We must part.
"Answer To Cloe Jealous. The Author Sick" by Matthew Prior
While fates permit us, let's be merry;
Pass all we must the fatal ferry;
And this our life, too, whirls away,
With the rotation of the day.
"To Enjoy The Time" by Robert Herrick
Down the blind speed of a fatal world we fly,
As rain blown along earth’s fields;
Yet are we god-desiring liturgy,
Sung joys of adoration;
"Hymn To Love" by Lascelles Abercrombie
"What woes," she cried, "this breast must prove,
Its dearest ties are broke;—
O, say what ruthless arm, my love,
Could aim the fatal stroke?
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

(AP) — Authorities say a clerk at an Albuquerque smoke shop fatally shot one man and injured another during a bungled robbery.
Fatality is second pedestrian death in Anne Arundel on Tuesday.
Speed named a likely factor in fatal crash.
Fatal car-bus collision in Glen Burnie .
Prosecutors have dropped nine charges, including first-degree murder, against a Glen Burnie man in a fatal shooting during a botched robbery of a convenience store.
A 47-year-old Glen Burnie man was fatally stabbed by a woman he lived with on Tuesday night, police said.
McCLURE Three months after husband-and-wife team Jake and Paula Fisher opened Fisher's Farm Market, Jake passed away in a fatal car crash, leaving Paula to continue running their farm and new retail location alone.
Infant Fatally Mauled by Pit Bull During Police Visit to Home.
Mother, son acquitted of charges in fatal crash.
Reporters watch as police helicopter lands at the scene of a news conference as part of an investigation into a fatal boating accident in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Lt John Azzata (r.) gives information about a fatal boating accident during a news conference in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Victim identified in fatal car-train crash.
However, cardiologists say there are specific concerns that can be dangerous or even fatal when they aren't informed.
Carson City IHOP reopens three months after fatal shooting rampage.
Quick action by a federal safety inspector on a Chicago site visit prevented serious or fatal injury when he urged the contractor to remove a worker from an unsafe trench—just moments before the trench caved in.

In science:

For a communication network such as the Internet, this would be fatal.
Random graphs as models of networks
But this distinction is not relevant here.) We believe, however, that Stapp’s arguments for the first-camp position are fatally flawed.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
We agree with Holler and Naple that the violation of local monotonicity is not a fatal drawback in power measuring at all, as taken for granted by many researchers.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
At this point, if successful, and unless there has been some fatal numeric degeneracy, the floating-point simplex outputs a floating-point approximation to a solution point.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
However, this does not necessarily mean that such a fatal noise or environment does exist in real physical systems; it depends on physical situations . A more fundamental stability is the stability against local measurements, which was proposed and defined in Refs. [11, 28].
Necessity of Superposition of Macroscopically Distinct States for Quantum Computational Speedup
However, there would appear to be fatal flaws with both of these ideas.
Why there is something rather than nothing: The finite, infinite and eternal
R5 - Fatalism - they said it was fate that they have a PWD as their child / relative.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
This mixing does not spoils renormalizability at one loop but it is fatal at higher orders .
A Review of Noncommutative Field Theories
After several technical problems (including a fatal failure during a vibration test in March 2000) and after several postponements, RHESSI was finally launched on the 5th of February 2002 using the Pegasus XL carrier rocket hanged under the L-1011 airplane.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
The relativistic beaming scenario soon ran into several fatal difficulties.
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in the Chandra and XMM-Newton Era
Another possible definition of fatal error is the following.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
If we calculate for each moment of life what is the maximum anticipated success of life (what returns the Success function), provided we play (live) by the best possible strategy, from this moment onwards, then fatal error will be referred as a step after which this number is decreasing.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
Having assumed that life is finite, it is not needed to assume that there are no fatal errors in the world, because our time for training is anyway limited.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
When life is finite, a common mistake can be equal to fatal, because time may not be sufficient to fix it.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
An infinite life in a set of worlds without fatal errors is considered in .
Comparison between the two definitions of AI