Destine

Definition of Destine

Des´tine
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Destined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Destining.]
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.

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