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(past & past part. destined; pres. part. destining)
Decree or designate beforehand.  Synonyms: designate, doom, fate.
Design or destine.  Synonyms: designate, intend, specify.

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"Destine" Quotes from Famous Books

... full of caprice, who it alternately informs us is replete with tenderness or with hatred? By what right does it hold out to us the rewards of a despotic and tyrannical God, who does or does not choose men for happiness, and who consults only his own fantasy to destine some of his creatures to bliss and others to perdition? Nothing, doubtless, but the blindest enthusiasm could induce mortals to place confidence in such a God as the priests have feigned; it is to folly alone ...
— Letters to Eugenia - or, a Preservative Against Religious Prejudices • Baron d'Holbach

... lately? from what nation hath he come? What parentage and country boasts the man? I pity him, whose figure seems to speak Royalty in him. Heav'n will surely plunge 230 The race of common wand'rers deep in woe, If thus it destine even Kings to mourn. He ceas'd; and, with his right hand, drawing nigh, Welcom'd Ulysses, whom he thus bespake. Hail venerable guest! and be thy lot Prosp'rous at least hereafter, who art held At present in the ...
— The Odyssey of Homer • Homer

... said Pollnitz; "truly, young man, the king must destine you for great things—he overloads you with favors. You will make a glittering career, provided you are wise enough to escape the shoals and quicksands in your way. I can tell you, there will be adroit and willing ...
— Berlin and Sans-Souci • Louise Muhlbach

... beautiful, careworn eyes, my heart was filled with pain that such lovely eyes should be tear-stained always—that such lovely white hands should have to bake and cook. And I was angry with the Lord because He did not give us a lot of money. And I prayed to the Lord to destine me to find a treasure of gold and diamonds and brilliants. Or let the Messiah come, and we would go back to the Land of Israel, where we ...
— Jewish Children • Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

... said, "that I destine my estate at Vaux to receive the most amiable of princes, the ...
— The Vicomte de Bragelonne - Or Ten Years Later being the completion of "The Three - Musketeers" And "Twenty Years After" • Alexandre Dumas

... cette faveur pour etablir dans la ville un hopital ou hospice, destine aux pelerins de ses etats Francais. Tel etoit l'esprit du temps. Ces sortes de voyages etant reputes l'action la plus sainte que put imaginer la devotion, un prince qui les favorisoit croyoit bien meriter de la religion. ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, - and Discoveries of The English Nation, Volume 10 - Asia, Part III • Richard Hakluyt

... fait frapper une medaille commemorative et il a decide qu'un exemplaire en bronze de cette medaille serait mis a la disposition des Industriels qui ont depose dans l'enquete. J'ai l'honneur, Monsieur, de vous adresser a ce titre l'exemplaire qui vous est destine. Recevez, Monsieur, l'assurance de ma consideration ...
— Six Years in the Prisons of England • A Merchant - Anonymous

... Louvre, besides minor houses of rest and entertainment, to the number of more than five thousand. She attends to their religion in about four hundred places of public worship. She gives them breathing-room in a dozen civic parks, the largest of which both Nature and Art destine to be the noblest popular pleasure-ground of the civilized world, as it is the amplest of all save the Bois de Boulogne. Central Park covers an area of 843 acres, and, though only in the fifth year of its existence, already contains twelve miles ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865 • Various

... alone to marry the daughters, and even the sons of my ministers. Louvois has thus far helped me to spend enormous sums. M. Colbert has assisted me to heap up treasure. It is for one of the Colberts that I destine your nephew; for I have made up my mind that the three sisters ...
— The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete • Madame La Marquise De Montespan

Words linked to "Destine" :   direct, aim, specify, destination, intend, ordain, fate, doom, calculate, designate, mean, plan, slate, design

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