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Meaning of "give hostages to fortune" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

give a wide berth to
give as good as one gets
give away
give battle
give birth
give chase
give free rein
give ground
give guard
give head
give in
give it heaps
give it hot
give it up for someone
give me
give odds
give off
give offence
give one´s eyeteeth for
give one´s right arm

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

attune
autotune
befortune
Dame Fortune
detune
fine-tune
fortune
importune
infortune
inopportune
misfortune
Neptune
opportune
retune
signature tune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
tune
unfortune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of give hostages to fortune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give hostages to fortune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

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The translations of give hostages to fortune from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give hostages to fortune» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

给听天由命
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entregar rehenes a la fortuna
570 millions of speakers

English

give hostages to fortune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भाग्य के लिए बंधकों को दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء الرهائن ل ثروة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать заложниками судьбы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar reféns de fortuna
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাগ্যকে জিম্মি দাও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner des otages à la fortune
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberi tebusan kepada kekayaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geben Geiseln zum Glück
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

幸運の人質を与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재산 에 인질 을 제공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi wong tuan rumah kanggo rejeki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho con tin để tài sản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செல்வந்தனுக்கு பணயக்கைதிகள் கொடுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भाग्य करण्यासाठी hostages द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Servete rehin vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare ostaggi per fortuna
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać zakładników do fortuny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати заручниками долі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da ostatici la avere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει ομήρους στην τύχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee gyselaars te fortuin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge gisslan till fortune
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi gisler for formue
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give hostages to fortune

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE»

The term «give hostages to fortune» is used very little and occupies the 190.201 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give hostages to fortune

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE»

Discover the use of give hostages to fortune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give hostages to fortune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Death and Dying: Life and Living
To love is to give “hostages to fortune” (Bacon, 1625/1962, p. 22). Everyone who experiences love or who forms an attachment to another runs the risk of losing the loved person or object and suffering the consequences of loss. If so, then “to ...
Charles Corr, Clyde Nabe, Donna Corr, 2008
2
Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... he'll take an ell Give hostages to fortune: Take the risk of being harmed in future or take unwise step * A wise person would never give hostages to fortune as he would avoid every risk Give in (to): Accept; surrender; yield to * He has given in ...
Shori, A K, 2010
3
Blondin & Other Poems
Why do those that love part so soon, hurrying to give hostages to fortune? There is a rustling of many languages and a metallic voice which warns of unattended baggage (which may be destroyed) of unattended cars (which may be removed)  ...
Brian Taylor, 2007
4
Iain Dale's Guide to Political Blogging in the UK
Do not, however, give hostages to fortune. And please, do not apologise for “lack of blogging”. One of my pet hates is people who do that all the time. They would be able to do much more writing if they did much less apologising. If you find ...
Iain Dale, 2007
5
The Conservative Party from Peel to Major
It is necessary to steer a tricky line between policy statements so clear that they give hostages to fortune or so vague that they offer no alternative at all. Churchill at first was strongly against giving hostages to fortune. At Edinburgh in 1946 ...
Robert Blake, 2012
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Going Out There Is No Other
Why do those that love part so soon, hurrying to give hostages to fortune? There is a rustling of many languages and a metallic voice which warns of unattended baggage (which may be destroyed) of unattended cars (which may be removed)  ...
Brian Taylor, 2008
7
A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
To give hostages to fortune (ODEP 888) 1923 family hostages were given to fortune. (p. 36) Skinner, Otis. Footlights and Spotlights: Recollections of My Life on Found in Literary Sources of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 405.
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Sketches New and Old, Illustrated, V1
although it is never possible to any, can least of all be possible to one who is married. (2) I would not so much fear to give hostages to fortune, if fortune ruled only in material things; but fortune, as we call those minor and more inscrutable ...
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The Eclectic Review
It is too long to give entire, but we select the most striking passage, 'which will shew that the \Vriter knew well how to administer, as well as to receive consolation. ' We give hostages to Fortune when we bring Children into the ' World: and how ...
Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, 1820
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The Great Rebuildings Of Tudor And Stuart England: ...
“We give hostages to Fortune when we bring children into the world”,John Evelyn comforted his grieving brother George in 1656: “Children are such blossomes as every trifling wind deflowres, and to be 180 THE GREAT REBUILDINGS OF ...
Colin Platt, 2013

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give hostages to fortune is used in the context of the following news items.
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It's arrogant to believe we're in exclusive possession of the truth
Believers give hostages to fortune by attempting to ground their commitments on an outdated form of scientific method or on various levels of ... «Irish Independent, Feb 15»
2
Dr. Abdulai Conteh Comments on Controversial Speaker Issue
There is no need to give hostages to fortune by by-passing the recently established Review Commission: this can only lead to unhelpful and ... «Patriotic Vanguard, Nov 13»
3
'Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job': from satire to fact
American presidents cannot give hostages to fortune and expect to get away with it. Failure to deliver on threats, we are told, will dent the ... «The Independent, Sep 13»
4
'Nose,' by James Conaway
When you write a novel about a wine critic, you give hostages to fortune — practically daring reviewers to describe its contents as if they've just ... «Washington Post, Mar 13»
5
An Imaginary Commencement Speech at Yale
To undertake the education of students is to give hostages to fortune. So how did we make out? How have you done? Surprisingly few of us ... «Huffington Post, May 10»

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