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foredoom

[v. fawr-doom, fohr-; n. fawr-doom, fohr-] /v. fɔrˈdum, foʊr-; n. ˈfɔrˌdum, ˈfoʊr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to doom beforehand; destine.
noun
2.
Archaic. a doom ordained beforehand; destiny.
Origin of foredoom
1555-1565
1555-65; fore- + doom
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  • Of course the girl's anticipations of "God's country" were too glowing not to foredoom her to disappointment.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • There is no halfway business of ghastly wounds which foredoom survival as a cripple.

    My Second Year of the War Frederick Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for foredoom

foredoom

/fɔːˈduːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to doom or condemn beforehand
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