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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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The last I heard, the Bureau was calling profilers Criminal Investigative Agents, or CIAs an acronym destined for confusion.
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.
After a few weeks most of the men were crammed into animal carriages on a train destined for Salonika.
Analysts will invent a new acronym destined to melt away by 2013.
Do you believe in destined love/love at first sight?
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.