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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESTINES

I believe he has a daughter, and destines this money to be her dowry.'

But I do object to a compromise which destines the East for the altar.

An ambitious man has a son whom he destines to a learned profession.

Such a girl may a man marry who destines his days to the wild west; but woe unto him!

In it the mutual love of Partenio and Amaranta is thwarted by the girl's mother Celia, who destines her for a goatherd.

He had that serious thought, that uplifted heart, which God bestows on those whom he destines to be his most faithful servants.

By such trials God prepares those whom he destines for some important work.

The Divine Being is He who is before all, and who originates, destines, and conditions all.

An oracle, moreover, destines some one or other for a cruel doom, who first of the Greeks sets foot on Trojan soil.

Because her guardian keeps off all would-be lovers and destines his ward for a gentleman at least—for a nobleman, he hopes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French destiner (12c.), from Latin destinare "make fast or firm, establish" (see destination). Originally in English of the actions of deities, fate, etc. Of human choices or actions, from early 16c. Related: Destined.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.