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Definition of "common fate" []

  • A Gestalt principle of organization holding that aspects of perceptual field that move or function in a similar manner will be perceived as a unit (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "common fate" in a sentence
  • "George Crabbe and William Wordsworth, have shared the common fate of those writers who, possessing a very moderate power of self-criticism, are apparently unable to discriminate between their good work and their bad."
  • "This was the common fate of most of my associates, whose wools were of the same nature, but with a little water, and the strong application of the Jim-crow, the old lady soon combed out my wool into some sort of shape."
  • "Curson suffered the common fate of Secret Committee agents when failed remittances left him deep in debt, but his real travails began when he and Gouverneur were captured during a British raid on St. Eustatius in early 1781."