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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOOMED

They might only be cruelly holding out hope to one of the doomed.

We are not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline.

In the hour of triumph the government was doomed to receive a stunning blow.

But there, as well as in the House, the Irish Establishment was doomed.

It seemed too bright for a thing formed of dust, and doomed to crumble into dust again.

In this ceremony it was known that John Castell had been doomed to play a leading part.

Why should his spirit be doomed to live on in a ruined home?

Thus are they doomed to destruction, by a Lilliputian race of Vandals.

"To be registered, as doomed to destruction," returned Defarge.

It appeared now as if the Falconer family were doomed to be his ruin.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dom "law, judgment, condemnation," from Proto-Germanic *domaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian dom, Old Norse domr, Old High German tuom, Gothic doms "judgment, decree"), from PIE root *dhe- (cf. Sanskrit dhaman- "law," Greek themis "law," Lithuanian dome "attention"), literally "to set, put" (see factitious). A book of laws in Old English was a dombec. Modern sense of "fate, ruin, destruction" is c.1600, from the finality of the Christian Judgment Day.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOOMED

condemned

adjectivesentenced to punishment
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