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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 ?
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.
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.
23) All of the foregoing assumptions proved false, and their cumulative effect foreordained the Dardanelles operation to disaster.
In "Insects," it is almost impossible to experience the naked sexual power in service of an absolutely foreordained uncertainty without feeling simultaneously the guilty pleasure of voyeurism and frustration at its sudden, irrevocable termination.
As the Westminster Confession puts it, "By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others foreordained to everlasting death.
Because the outcome of conflict between, say, Riyadh without nuclear weapons and Tehran with them is foreordained, regional actors see no option but going nuclear themselves.
If man has no free will and everything is appointed and foreordained by Allah or if man is really helpless in the face of his physical or spiritual upbringing and environment, then prosecution trial, courts and punishment have no meaning.
It only needs to promote and work toward a foreordained future caliphate.
His books, His Messengers, and the Last Day; and to believe in foreordained destiny, for better or worse," in Muslim's wording (Iman, bayan al-Iman walislam wal-ihsan).
To those who oppose the ordinance or see a need for substantive changes, it appears that council approval was foreordained - it was clear from the day it was introduced that Eugene would have a paid sick leave ordinance.
But that foreordained result was less important than the peculiar reasoning that perhaps was necessary to make unanimity possible.