Destining
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. [1913 Webster]

We are decreed, Reserved, and destined to eternal woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Till the loathsome opposite Of all my heart had destined, did obtain. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Not enjoyment and not sorrow Is our destined end or way. --Longfellow.

Syn: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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