Definitions

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  • adj. Confined to a predetermined fate or destiny; certain.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of destine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
  • adj. (usually followed by `to') governed by fate

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Examples

  • The last I heard, the Bureau was calling profilers Criminal Investigative Agents, or CIAs an acronym destined for confusion.

    Body of Evidence

  • You even get to take the first few chapters for a test drive absolutely free of charge before deciding if it's a literary great or a title destined for the bargain bin.

    Shiny Shiny

  • After a few weeks most of the men were crammed into animal carriages on a train destined for Salonika.

    Doug Nix

  • Analysts will invent a new acronym destined to melt away by 2013.

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  • Do you believe in destined love/love at first sight?

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  • "We care about the small people," BP Board Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said after meeting President Obama, birthing a phrase destined to be memorialized on T-shirts.

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  • Don tries to avoid making a phone call destined to bring him earth-shattering bad news by making his protégé, Peggy, stay behind to help him with a troublesome Samsonite ad.

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  • Last month, the Gay Krant, a newspaper for the homosexual community in the Netherlands, accused Tariq Ramadan of making homophobic and mysogenistic statements on tapes in Arabic destined for immigrant communities in Europe.

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  • Let's enjoy the improvement COPS will bring while we have it, but unless the Administration offers a viable long-range plan, we should understand COPS is -- again -- destined to garner a few headlines and then quietly slip away.

    Of COPS and sugar bowls

  • Since this piece was written by a mainlander, he can be forgiven for assuming every single person on what the Post calls The Rock - a word destined to join the other "n" word on the list of banned ethnic slurs - buys into the nationalist mythology on which the latest caudillo thrives.

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