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

Origin of foredoom

First recorded in 1555–65; fore- + doom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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


  1. (tr) to doom or condemn beforehand
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