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tr.v. fore·or·dained, fore·or·dain·ing, fore·or·dains
To determine or appoint beforehand; predestine.

fore′or·dain′ment, fore·or′di·na′tion (-ôr′dn-ā′shən) n.


inevitable; predestined or established beforehand
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Adj.1.foreordained - established or prearranged unalterably; "his place in history was foreordained"; "a sense of predestinate inevitability about it"; "it seemed predestined since the beginning of the world"
sure, certain - certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
References in classic literature ?
Coles says it seems as if it were foreordained that they should not rest in a grave, but should lie beneath the waves until the day when the sea gives up its dead.
murmured the stranger; "thy foal was foreordained to become a prey to ravenous beasts
I hold the belief that all love that is true is foreordained and consecrated in heaven.
But with economic pessimism dominating the national mood for so long, it was not necessarily foreordained that an improving economy would boost Americans' confidence.
Adultery in Turkey According the BBC, in 2010 at a conference of women's organizations, Erdogan made it crystal clear that he does "not believe in equality between men and women," and that "women's destiny was divinely foreordained.
Only Virginia and New Jersey held gubernatorial elections this year and the New Jersey outcome was foreordained, so most attention focused on Virginia.
However, now I believe that my acquaintance with this small Arab country has been foreordained against all the odds," Ivanova said.
The trials of the patriarchs, and especially the binding of Isaac (Akedah) are selected to illuminate how the sages confronted pressing challenges of their age and foreordained salvific history to their descendants if the latter like the former lived within the merits of the 'Avot (Patriarchs), sanctified by everyday acts of holiness and hope, characterized by observance, obedience, and optimism.
Stephen Church's guiding principle is that, although John may have "ended his days as a tyrant confronted by his subjects for his tyranny," he "did not deliberately set out on a path leading to his ruin"; therefore, Church tries to "examine his life as though it was not foreordained that it would end in Magna Carta and civil war" (xxi).
But it was by no means foreordained that Boulder would become a world center for atmospheric research.
Election outcomes aren't foreordained, but all the movement has been taking place within a relatively narrow range.
Looking back on it, the triumph of American Jewish literature in the 20th century seems like something foreordained.