verb (used with object)
- doolittle, hilda,
- doolittle, james harold,
- doom and gloom,
- doom palm,
Origin of doom
Examples from the Web for doom
When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.
Many view it as a man drawn to his doom by his infatuation for a younger woman, and youth in general.
And that may doom any shot Hillary Clinton has at the presidency.Hillary’s Doomed if She Can’t Learn to Talk About Her Privilege|Keli Goff|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thankfully, I have a high-speed Internet connection, so my doom window was but fleeting.
“Every sad and bitter tale has its hour when the doom inevitable in the long run becomes inescapable in the short,” Kempton wrote.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed|Michael Daly|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They dare not let you live, for your existence spells their doom.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
The imprudence of Haman hastened the doom his crimes had provoked.Notable Women of Olden Time|Anonymous
The doom of eternity, and the fortunes of life, cannot be placed in competition.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
Seymour Michael had kept silence, and elsewhere, perhaps, at that very moment his doom was spoken.From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
Let us also be exalted with an honourable show of joy, following in death the doom of our noble father.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
Word Origin for doom
Old English dom "law, judgment, condemnation," from Proto-Germanic *domaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian dom, Old Norse domr, Old High German tuom, Gothic doms "judgment, decree"), from PIE root *dhe- (cf. Sanskrit dhaman- "law," Greek themis "law," Lithuanian dome "attention"), literally "to set, put" (see factitious). A book of laws in Old English was a dombec. Modern sense of "fate, ruin, destruction" is c.1600, from the finality of the Christian Judgment Day.
late 14c., from doom (n.). Related: Doomed; dooming.