foredoom

[ verb fawr-doom, fohr-; noun fawr-doom, fohr- ]
/ verb fɔrˈdum, foʊr-; noun ˈfɔrˌdum, ˈfoʊr- /

verb (used with object)

to doom beforehand; destine.

noun

Archaic. a doom ordained beforehand; destiny.

Origin of foredoom

First recorded in 1555–65; fore- + doom
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Examples from the Web for foredoom

  • Of course the girl's anticipations of "God's country" were too glowing not to foredoom her to disappointment.

    Why Joan?|Eleanor Mercein Kelly

British Dictionary definitions for foredoom

foredoom

/ (fɔːˈduːm) /

verb

(tr) to doom or condemn beforehand
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