foredoom

[verb fawr-doom, fohr-; noun fawr-doom, fohr-]
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noun
  1. Archaic. a doom ordained beforehand; destiny.

Origin of foredoom

First recorded in 1555–65; fore- + doom
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Historical Examples of foredoom

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

  • 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

verb
  1. (tr) to doom or condemn beforehand
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