He that is to be saved will be saved, and he that is predestined
to be damned will be damned.
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.
Yes, gentlemen, on that shield the Constitution of the United States was sculptured (by forms unseen, and in characters then invisible to mortal eye), the predestined
and prophetic history of the one confederated people of the North American Union.
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.
Scott, of course: "The son of an ill-fated sire, and the father of a yet more unfortunate family, bore in his looks that cast of inauspicious melancholy by which the physiognomists of that time pretended to distinguish those who were predestined
to a violent and unhappy death.
to hope and enjoyment, came; and opened with more kindness to Fanny than such self-willed, unmanageable days often volunteer, for soon after breakfast a very friendly note was brought from Mr.
While kings and men were thus occupied with England, which governed itself quite alone, and which, it must be said in its praise, had never been so badly governed, a man upon whom God had fixed his eye, and placed his finger, a man predestined
to write his name in brilliant letters upon the page of history, was pursuing in the face of the world a work full of mystery and audacity.
They are not the critics predestined
to bring me out, and develop my morals: -- that is the secret.
It was predestined
that he, invariably, should win out.
Volumnia, lighting a candle (with a predestined
aptitude for doing something objectionable), is bidden to put it out again, for it is not yet dark enough.
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.