leave (one) to (one's) fate

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leave (one) to (one's) fate

To refuse to aid or assist one, instead allowing for whatever outcome was bound to occur naturally. I don't consider myself a hero. I just knew I couldn't leave those people to their fates in that burning building. I appealed to my father-in-law to loan me the money I needed to keep the business afloat, but he just left me to my fate.
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Acknowledging that the Tiv/Jukun violence is one of Nigeria's most persistent and intractable security problems, President Buhari assured the affected communities that the Federal government will not leave them to their fate or treat cases of communal violence with levity and indifference.
Now that the campaign against the terror group is winding down, the issue is on whether to show mercy by re-admitting them into their countries and societies of origin, charge them with terrorism, punish them, or simply leave them to their fate in camps along Syria's border with Turkey.
'We do not just train the youth and leave them to their fate, but after the skill training, we follow up to see their progress and give them financial capital as start up', he said.
These doctors announced that they will always embrace Somali people and will not leave them to their fate.
He added "take risk if needed but don't leave them to their fate".
Once the father of the victim returns to Delhi, they say, the government will leave them to their fate. But, for now, the villagers are taking all such activities as entertainment.
Speaking after the meeting, Minister Jraisati said that the committee's mission is confined to all Lebanese kidnapped, stressing that the State is concerned about all its citizens wherever they exist and does not leave them to their fate.
and leave them to their fate, Then I had a master plan, go back when it got dark, The traffic would be lighter then, perhaps I could just park.
If we are no longer willing to run the world's poorer countries, then we must leave them to their fate, and hope that one day they will find their own path to a more just and free society.
Have we become so brutal and judgmental a society that, rather than pity women who believe their only worth lies in selling their body, we despise them and leave them to their fate?
Conservatives were willing to leave them to their fate; corporate and liberal philanthropy offered occasional alms--accompanied by intrusive moral guidance.