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Chris -- 2018-04-11
The Database harbours fate accompli. This is a complement, a fate a complete. Accomplish and complete come from the same root, but anyone who says fate-a-complete is unlikely to be trying to draw attention to that point. A solution to the redundant a is to invoke a fata complete, though they don’t seem to be referring to an apparition.
http://www.experienceproject.com/storie … ge/1432362
However, just because one has a positive family history of some medical or psychological condition, this is not a fate a complete.
In his twisted mind he realised that sometimes taking their lives due to the circumstances was a ‘fate a complete’.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=sAyiqK1 … 22&f=false
Posters to this message board are so snakebite that its almost a faith-acompli for them
You ever wonder about these militia groups? Survivalist-type kooks on the right wing side? They say they’re defending the country from U.N. troops. These guys are yelling so loud, my theory is that this is a conspiracy, pal—they ARE the U.N. troops, and they’re in place. The infrastructure’s ready, it’s a faith accompli.
“Faith accompli.” A baptized idiom.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Some sort of David Tuggyian epiphany descended briefly upon me and I went looking for one of those tasty little oxymorons as a solution to the redundant a in a fate a complete, yielding a fate incomplete. There were three hits, one of them a transcript, and the other two quite interesting. Both fait accompli and fate incomplete make sense in context.
This is not working. I really need to find another source.
Response From Expert
Did you try the suggested solution?
This is a fate incomplete; I am preparing to physically take both devices to an Apple technician.
constantly being told throughout my childhood that I had been rescued by her and my father. And always I’d feel like some, you know, fate incomplete; that I made their life— that they had rescued me from the gutter and I would be, you know—I had to be really good to live up to what they had done for me