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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Destine \Des"tine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined; p. pr. & vb.
n. Destining.] [F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of
stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Obstinate.]
To determine the future condition or application of; to set
apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by
destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or
preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object
preceded by to or for.
We are decreed,
Reserved, and destined to eternal woe. --Milton.
Till the loathsome opposite
Of all my heart had destined, did obtain. --Tennyson.
Not enjoyment and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way. --Longfellow.
Syn: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend;
devote; consecrate; doom.
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