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    Substitutes for "to create"

    Is it possible to say "to pattern smb's destiny"? If not, can you, please, suggest any interesting substitutеs for "to create".

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    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    I don't think I understand the question. The word "create" is not present in "to pattern smb's destiny".

    PS: OK, I got it.

    It's possible to use "pattern somebody's destiny" meaningfully in my opinion, but I don't think it would mean create somebody's destiny. It is not a common collocation though.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 04-Jul-2012 at 20:17.

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    #3

    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    I don't see how it's possible to create someone's destiny.

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    #4

    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

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    I wouldn't use "to pattern somebody's destiny", in terms of creation.
    Maybe something like this:
    “to forge somebody's destiny”
    “to form somebody's destiny”
    “to mould somebody's destiny”
    “to procreate somebody's destiny”
    “to shape somebody's destiny”
    “to weave somebody's destiny”

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    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't see how it's possible to create someone's destiny.
    Also, I think it's an unnatural thing to say. But "shape" and "mold/mould" are used sometimes with "destiny".

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    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    Quote Originally Posted by bluewortex View Post
    Not a teacher

    I wouldn't use "to pattern somebody's destiny", in terms of creation.
    Maybe something like this:
    “to forge somebody's destiny”
    “to form somebody's destiny”
    “to mould somebody's destiny”
    “to procreate somebody's destiny”
    “to shape somebody's destiny”
    “to weave somebody's destiny”
    Could you give an example of a sentence with "procreate somebody's destiny"?

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    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Also, I think it's an unnatural thing to say. But "shape" and "mold/mould" are used sometimes with "destiny".
    Yes, they are.

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    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Could you give an example of a sentence with "procreate somebody's destiny"?
    I'd like to see that too.

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    #9

    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Could you give an example of a sentence with "procreate somebody's destiny"?
    Something like this, perhaps:
    „... be warned, in order to procreate sobebody’s destiny, you will have to enter the halls of time, and bend the scions of fate to your will...“

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    Re: Substitutes for "to create"

    I meant gods who have power to "create" somebody's destiny, but I couldn't pick an appropriate word instead of that "to create". I thought "to pattern" would be nice, but I'm not a native speaker, so often I do not feel the language to a sufficient extent.

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