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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Then she broke silence, and said, in a low firm voice which no one heard but this executioner, for all other living creatures had retired and left her to her fate, "If I had a dagger within these fingers and he was within my reach, I would strike him dead before me, even now!" The man asked "Who?" She said, "The father of her boy."'
Following the scalding, the pair failed to help Kristiana beyond applying creams and bandages and 'left her to her fate'.
"The grim reality for Rachel Hudson was that the one person to whom she might have expected to turn to for some help, her husband, effectively abandoned her and left her to her fate without hope of help."
We effectively chucked the damsel off the horse,backinto the arms of the cruel dictator and left her to her fate. That fate included death, torture, loss, yet more oppression and deprivation ( aided, some would say,by Western sanctions).
Professionals in a position to remove Ainlee from such an abusive household simply turned their backs and left her to her fate. Those responsible for such outrageous negligence should lose their jobs and their fat incomes.
She said she was not happy with that, but you told her she would be all right and left her to her fate," he stated.