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Destine   Listen
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Destine  v. t.  (past & past part. destined; pres. part. destining)  To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; often with the remoter object preceded by to or for. "We are decreed, Reserved, and destined to eternal woe." "Till the loathsome opposite Of all my heart had destined, did obtain." "Not enjoyment and not sorrow Is our destined end or way."
Synonyms: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.






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"Destine" Quotes from Famous Books



... de l'isle, elle en fit prendre possession a la fin d'une messe solennelle, qui fut celebree sous une tente. Le quinzieme d'Octobre l'annee suivante, M. de Maisonneuve fut declare gouverneur de l'isle. Le dix-septieme de May suivant, le lieu destine a l'habitation Francoise fut beni par le Superieur des Jesuites, qui y celebra les saints mysteres, dedia a la mere de Dieu une petite chapelle, qu'on avoit batie, et il y laissa le St. Sacrement. Cette ceremonie avoit ete precede d'une autre, trois ...
— The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Warburton

... I must have felt, to find myself an object of suspicion, or likely, in the slightest degree, to become the cause of any temporary misunderstanding between His Royal Highness amid those distinguished characters, whom His Royal Highness appears to destine to those responsible situations, which must in all public matters entitle them to his ...
— Memoirs of the Life of Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Vol 2 • Thomas Moore



Words linked to "Destine" :   specify, fate, plan, aim, intend, designate, mean, design, calculate



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