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pre·des·tine

 (prē-dĕs′tĭn)
tr.v. pre·des·tined, pre·des·tin·ing, pre·des·tines
1. To fix upon, decide, or decree in advance; foreordain.
2. Theology To foreordain or elect by divine will or decree.

[Middle English predestinen, from Old French predestiner, from Late Latin praedēstināre : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dēstināre, to determine; see destiny.]

predestined

(ˌpriːˈdɛstɪnd)
adj
foreordained or determined beforehand
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predestined - 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"

predestined

adjective fated, predetermined, preordained, meant, doomed, foreordained, pre-elected, predestinated His career was not predestined from birth.
Translations

predestined

[ˌpriːˈdɛstɪnd] adjprédestiné(e)
predestined from birth [person] → prédestiné
References in classic literature ?
I agree that man is pre-eminently a creative animal, predestined to strive consciously for an object and to engage in engineering--that is, incessantly and eternally to make new roads, wherever they may lead.
Each man lives for himself, using his freedom to attain his personal aims, and feels with his whole being that he can now do or abstain from doing this or that action; but as soon as he has done it, that action performed at a certain moment in time becomes irrevocable and belongs to history, in which it has not a free but a predestined significance.
Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity.
The life that was within him knew that it was the one way out, the way he was predestined to tread.
Thou hast eyes and hands and mouth, which have been predestined for blessing from eternity.
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod -- and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and thinned the predestined elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving.
Some I have not had space to confide to the reader; but somehow or other they had not seemed the unmistakably predestined for which I was seeking.
His countenance was coldly expressive, with regular features, and a large nose--one of those noses that resemble the prow of a ship, and stamp the faces of men predestined to accomplish great discoveries.
But I was not to know that passion for five or six years yet, and in the mean time I kept on as I had been going, and worked out my deliverance in the predestined way.
They are not the critics predestined to bring me out, and develop my morals: -- that is the secret.
to think it a serious obstacle to a union predestined in heaven, that your son is the squire's heir, and that my grandchild is only the bailiff's daughter.
At the first volley a half of the questioning line will fall, the other half before it can accomplish the predestined retreat.