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But no given transformation can be proved to be necessary (predetermined).

They made swift, careful inspections of predetermined points.

But we were off our predetermined course, with a side-drift toward the enemy.

It was predetermined by the decrees of heaven that you were not to take me with you in your flight.

The trial was a farce, because it had been predetermined that Brousson should die.

Of course, the evolution of the organic world cannot be predetermined as a whole.

A better reason was, I had predetermined not to give him a single sou.

On occasion this, also, will have been predetermined by the higher commander.

Rick glanced at his watch, then banked around on the predetermined course.

It is only a name for the predetermined movement from the acorn to the oak tree.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, originally theological, from pre- + determine or else from Late Latin praedeterminare (Augustine). Related: Predetermined; predetermining; predeterminate.

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