preordained


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pre·or·dain

 (prē′ôr-dān′)
tr.v. pre·or·dained, pre·or·dain·ing, pre·or·dains
To appoint, decree, or ordain in advance; foreordain.

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

preordained

(ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪnd)
adj
destined to happen
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preordained

adjective predetermined, fated, doomed, destined, predestined, mapped out in advance the belief that our actions are governed by a preordained destiny
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preordained

[ˈpriːɔːˈdeɪnd] ADJpredestinado

preordained

[ˌpriːɔːrˈdeɪnd] adj (= predestined) → préordonné(e)pre-owned [ˌpriːˈəʊnd] adjd'occasion

preordained

[priːɔːˈdeɪnd] adj (frm) → predestinato/a
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He appeared, it is true, to feel the whole awfulness of the Judge's death, yet had received the fact into his mind without any mixture of surprise, but as an event preordained, happening inevitably, and so fitting itself into past occurrences that it could almost have been prophesied.
I had a curious sensation that I was acting in a preordained manner, that life was not at all what I had thought it to be, or else that I had been altogether changed sometime during the day, and that I was a different person from the man whom I remembered getting out of my bed in the morning.
Our fears must have been prophetic, for on that same evening the wildwood discharged upon us Milly's preordained confiscator--our fee to adjustment and order.
Hamel, if we should disagree, it is I who am the preordained victor.
It seemed to him that something inexpressibly momentous was in progress within the room, that every word and every gesture had the importance of events preordained from the beginning of all things, and summing up in their finality the whole purpose of creation.
This trivial talk in a tavern had an immense influence on him in his later action; as though there had really been in it something preordained, some guiding hint.
Contract notice: Public announcement to promote the call for expressions of interest preordained informal bidding for the award of the concession of the municipal cemetery services.
Everything from big incidents like having cancer or losing a close one in a traffic accident, to the food he eats or the clothes he wears are special events preordained in that person's destiny.
The editorial stated, "This front was not preordained.
Even before Mr Garcia's statement I was questioning how anybody could have confidence in a report which seemed to have a preordained outcome.
At a time of huge political, economic and security challenges, polls with preordained results are no way to inspire the public.
It is an indication of a desire by the United States for a preordained conclusion rather than a fair negotiation between the parties," the writers added.