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See definition of preordained on Dictionary.com
  • as infated
  • as inpredetermined

synonyms for preordained

  • destined
  • doomed
  • foreordained
  • impending
  • predestined
  • predetermined
  • decided by fate
  • imminent
  • in the stars
  • inescapable
  • inevitable
  • unavoidable
  • fixed
  • prearranged
  • agreed
  • arranged
  • calculated
  • deliberate
  • destined
  • determined
  • doomed
  • fated
  • foreordained
  • planned
  • predestined
  • premeditated
  • proposed
  • set
  • settled
  • cut and dried
  • foredestined
  • forethought
  • precogitated
  • preplanned
  • set up
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How to use preordained in a sentence

It is preordained that I am to be nothing but a cumberer of the ground.
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
It does not mean that a given person is preordained from eternity to act in a given way, no matter what the circumstances are.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
Heretofore it had been a thing taken for granted, preordained as the alternate coming of light and of darkness.
WHERE THE TRAIL DIVIDESWILL LILLIBRIDGE
The preordained time has now arrived, and Emmanuel himself is to take the command.
BUNYANJAMES ANTHONY FROUDE
But please to think of Juliet after ten years of Romeo and his pin-headed intelligence and his preordained infidelities.
LADY BALTIMOREOWEN WISTER
If not, why should we believe that the variations of domestic animals or plants are preordained for the sake of the breeder?
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN, VOLUME I (OF II)CHARLES DARWIN
In some inexplicable way his real or imaginary presence there upon Rona seemed a preordained thing for her.
GREEN FIREFIONA MACLEOD
Barbara knew that whether she was late or punctual had been preordained.
LADY LILITHSTEPHEN MCKENNA
If the progress of humanity is preordained, what need for man to use his puny powers?
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Its refusal is dictated by a preordained decree which it is bound to obey.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
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WORDS RELATED TO PREORDAINED

  • decided by fate
  • destined
  • doomed
  • foreordained
  • imminent
  • impending
  • in the stars
  • inescapable
  • inevitable
  • predestined
  • predetermined
  • preordained
  • unavoidable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.