Dooming
Doom Doom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dooming}.] 1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death. [1913 Webster]

Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine. [1913 Webster]

Have I tongue to doom my brother's death? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New England] --J. Pickering. [1913 Webster]

5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate. [1913 Webster]

A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with difficulties. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Damnatory — Dam na*to*ry (d[a^]m n[.a]*t[ o]*r[y^]), a. [L. damnatorius, fr. damnator a condemner.] Dooming to damnation; condemnatory. Damnatory invectives. Hallam. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Doomed — Doom Doom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dooming}.] 1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proscription — Pro*scrip tion, n. [L. proscriptio: cf. F. proscription.] 1. The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To — (?, emphatic or alone, ?, obscure or unemphatic), prep. [AS. t[=o]; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=o], D. toe, G. zu, OHG. zuo, zua, z[=o], Russ. do, Ir. & Gael. do, OL. do, du, as in endo, indu, in, Gr. ?, as in ? homeward. [root]200. Cf. {Too},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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