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A doom that is predicted
- (transitive) To predestine to a doom.
- Thou art foredoomed to view the Stygian state.
1922, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Chessmen of Mars, HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2010:
- To search for Tara of Helium in the vast, dim labyrinth of the pits of O-Tar seemed to the Gatholian a hopeless quest, foredoomed to failure.
1932, Duff Cooper, Talleyrand, The Folio Society, published 2010, page 35:
- They appeared, upon the surface, to possess all the qualities which were likely to recommend them to the fashionable society of the day; but their mission was foredoomed to failure.
To predestine a doom