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.
See also: fate, leave
References in classic literature ?
"They ran away from Opar once, and left you to your fate," she reminded him.
He has left you to your fate. But Jav will see that it is a pleasant one.
"We ran away and left you to your fate; but when our panic was over we swore to return and save you, or at least take revenge upon your murderers.