from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To doom or condemn beforehand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A doom that is predicted; destiny
- v. To predestine a doom; to presage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Doom or sentence decreed in advance.
- transitive v. To doom beforehand; to predestinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To doom beforehand; predestinate.
- n. Previous doom or sentence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. doom beforehand
They must be of the style prevalent at the date of the play; Colonial clothes in a Mid-Victorian setting foredoom the play to failure.
It is impossible that God can love the whole world, and yet foredoom millions to be lost.
There is no halfway business of ghastly wounds which foredoom survival as a cripple.
Therefore racial heredity does not foredoom any people to remain in a low status of culture; only it must be taken into account in explaining the cultural conditions of all peoples, and especially in planning for a people's social amelioration.
To make his first experiment in maneuvering against such an expert in the science of war as Lee, would have been to foredoom himself to defeat.
She then did sow, and France nigh unto death foredoom.
"It pleased the Lord," continued Mr. Jekyl, "to foredoom the race of Ham --"
The performers were anything but word perfect and hopelessly forgot or confused their business, which, more especially in a play of such a type as this romantic comedy so full of busy and complicated detail demanding close and continuous attention, was enough to mystify the audience completely and foredoom the piece to failure.
Vhen next he looks through Galilaeo's eyes; ind hence th 'egregious wizard fhall foredoom The fate of Louis, and the fall of Rome.
Here Britain's ftatefmen oft the fall foredoom Of foreign Tyrants, and of Nymphs at home;