foreordained foreordained


  • (adj) established or prearranged unalterably



  1. It was foreordained that Hathaway would be a finalist, but she's unlikely to overcome the Winslet onslaught.
  2. Qiu's preoccupation with China's tumultuous recent past was foreordained.
  3. Graham caused such a sensation that his 1950 advent on ABC radio was foreordained.


  • Teacher insurance: Any solution will require more money, Gov. Mike Beebe says

    Gov. Mike Beebe spoke in Northwest Arkansas today. He said, according to Tweets from various there, on the current hot topic of public school employee insurance rates: * He's not averse to a special session to reduce the rate shock. * He doesn't want a special session without a foreordained consensus solution. * Any solution will require more money. I haven't yet seen if he invoked a favorite ...
    on September 11, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times


  1. "The outcome of that evaluation is not foreordained," Gates told the defense subcommittee of the Senate's Appropriations Committee.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

  2. "In an election that was uncontested, where opposition candidates were either suppressed or arrested, where the result was foreordained by the manipulations of a corrupt and undemocratic regime, the one thing that was never in doubt was the result....
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Kommersant

  3. In both World War II and the Cold War, Bush said, "Freedom's victory was far from foreordained. It would require vigilance in the face of laxity; courage in the face of appeasement; moral clarity in the face of relativism; and above all else, hope...
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: George HW Bush Source: CBS News

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