American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To determine or appoint beforehand; predestine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To ordain or appoint beforehand; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.
- v. foreordain or determine beforehand
- v. foreordain by divine will or decree
- From fore- + ordain. (Wiktionary)
“But in trying to cut off speculation, he appeared to foreordain the final judgment.”
“‘O Allah, I swear by Thy Greatness and Thy Glory, I meant not through my disobedience to transgress against Thee; for indeed I am not ignorant of Thee; but my fault is one Thou didst foreordain to me from eternity without beginning; 357 so do Thou pardon my transgression, for indeed I disobeyed Thee of my ignorance!’”
“So I don't think that you can, uh, foresee or foreordain any particular outcome, but I do think what we're all saying is that there is, at least in our experience, more of an openness to process, to bring people together to the table, that collaboration and collegiality.”
“The strength and organization of those fields clearly foreordain the presence of different coronal structures coronal streamers, holes plumes, condensations, etc., the global form of the eclipse corona, and the position and shape of the heliospheric current sheet.”
“Zill notes that while coming from a disrupted family significantly increases a young adult's risks of experiencing social, emotional or academic difficulties, it does not foreordain such difficulties.”
“Q Some folks on Capitol Hill say that that's the problem, that if the result is foreordain, then that starts the fight, that there will be a floor amendment and you've got an early showdown on this issue --”
“From this you can perceive the consistency of the Confession of Faith with common sense, when it says, that 'God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably foreordain whatsoever comes to pass,' etc.”
“It would destroy the confidence of God's people could they be persuaded that God does not foreordain whatever comes to pass.”
“Dictionary_, "to predetermine or foreordain," "to appoint or ordain beforehand by an unchangeable purpose.”
“Faith gives the following deliverance on the subject -- "God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably foreordain whatsoever comes to pass.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
That great old English prefix, quaint almost by default!
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
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