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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Order or assure the occurrence of beforehand.

Usage examples (35)
  • This outcome was preordained from the start of the surge.
  • Economic stability is the only ruling ethic and people are born in hatching factories, where they've been preordained from the embryo to be
  • By knowing what the future holds, and how "fixed" it is -- that it is somehow "preordained" -- does that just enervate, or stimulate?
  • Oh, I think that it was kind of preordained from the start. for more
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