destined in advance; foreordained; predetermined: Many circumstances combined to mark out the English colonies of America as the predestined seat of a great free nation.
the simple past tense and past participle of predestine.
- un·pre·des·tined, adjective
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How to use predestined in a sentence
With so many contrasting views the outcome of the month-long boycott was predestined to be fragmented.As the Facebook boycott ends, brand advertisers are split on what happens next with their marketing budgets | Seb Joseph | August 3, 2020 | Digiday
Al and I talk about whether people have free will or whether life is predestined.With the Fireman of Brooklyn’s Company 224 as They Observe the Fallen | Maurice Emerson Decaul | September 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hispanics may not be “natural conservatives,” but are they natural unconservatives, somehow predestined to adopt liberal views?Hispanics as Natural Conservatives: A Reader Response | Justin Green | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The father of Mr. Stacy Marks predestined him for the coach-building business.
Bill Barry's taunt about cash payment touched the pride of some, but the outcome of the matter was predestined from the beginning.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
The incidents of the convention had convinced him that the Great Experiment was progressing according to some predestined formula.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
The people who were predestined to be lost they described as reprobate, and this word we still use, but with a different meaning.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
Is it the shadow cast by the dark deeds of former days, to which the city seems predestined by its very situation?