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foredoom

[ verb fawr-doom, fohr-; noun fawr-doom, fohr- ]
/ verb fɔrˈdum, foʊr-; noun ˈfɔrˌdum, ˈfoʊr- /
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verb (used with object)
to doom beforehand; destine.
noun
Archaic. a doom ordained beforehand; destiny.
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Origin of foredoom

First recorded in 1555–65; fore- + doom
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How to use foredoom in a sentence

  • There is no halfway business of ghastly wounds which foredoom survival as a cripple.

    My Second Year of the War|Frederick Palmer
  • 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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