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    Kind of life

    In the sentence "she tried to accept her marriage as her lot in life but could not", lot means "your lot is the kind of life you have or the things that you have or experience.", I wanted to find the meaning of "kind", But in the dictionary (Collinsdictionary, Cambridge) there are some of meaning for it and I don't know which one is fit here. Please help me.
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    Re: Kind of life

    kind = type/sort/variety
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Kind of life

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    kind = type/sort/variety
    Doesn't "her lot in life" mean "her fortune/luck in life"?

    I could find "worldly fate" only came in "https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lot" That 3b is fits here, but this meaning hasn't been came in most other dictionaries.
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    Re: Kind of life

    I read it as "her destiny" "her fate" "what the world had planned for her life" "what she was meant to do."

    "Drawing lots" is a way to choose who does something. Her lot was this marriage.

    Look up "drawing lots."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Kind of life

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I read it as "her destiny" "her fate" "what the world had planned for her life" "what she was meant to do."

    "Drawing lots" is a way to choose who does something. Her lot was this marriage.

    Look up "drawing lots."
    Does "lot" com from "lottery", here?

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    Re: Kind of life

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Does "lot" com from "lottery", here?
    Without looking it up in a dictionary, I'm pretty confident that lottery comes from "lot".
    I am not a teacher.

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