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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of predestine.

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  • adj. established or prearranged unalterably

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Examples

  • In such a godforsaken place we partake the journey of one man and his son on “the road” predestined from the beginning to end with a disaster.

    Cormac McCarthy - The Road (Book Review)

  • The Presbyterians of his own time did still espouse predestination as a doctrine-but, a bit more flexible in attitude, tended to soft-pedal the notion of predestined damnation, and not to think too much on the idea that every detail of life was so predestined.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • They were closer than the outer ring, which kept a uniform girth around the prairie, but somehow they looked very peculiar and foreboding, and I got one of those sobering feelings which I like to call predestined deja vu.

    The Revolutions of Time

  • -- But our spiritual teachers tell us that the evil to which we are predestined, which is that born into the world with us, may be averted, turned and guided to good by what they call spiritual regeneration.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • But our spiritual teachers tell us that the evil to which we are predestined, which is that born into the world with us, may be averted, turned and guided to good by what they call spiritual regeneration.

    The Bride of the Nile — Volume 04

  • Universalism has its origins in a doctrinal question in which the first Universalists disputed the notion of predestined and exclusive salvation, arguing that salvation is open to all people.

    UUpdates - All updates

  • "predestined" -- all the life of the globe and all the starry hosts of heaven are working out in boundless space and in endless time "their predestined course of evolution."

    Time and Change

  • Concluding that this great wall could not have been of human or demonic origin, the only remaining logical conclusion is that God built this wall, and those within the Islamic nations are not "predestined" for salvation.

    The Achilles Heel of "Being Gay is Not a Choice."

  • One moment, He boasts that He is unconcerned and immutable, and that His people are "predestined" to win it all.

    Rob Asghar: A Holy World War, NBA-Style

  • Are Messrs. McLean and Karlinsky — who seem stronger on Russian than English — confusing "predestined" with "predestinated"?

    Slavism

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