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  • n  an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
  • v  decree or designate beforehand
  • v  pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
  • v  make certain of the failure or destruction of
    This decision will doom me to lose my position

  • Y2K is a magnet for fringe zealots and theorists of every sort -- witness the assorted doom-related sites below: The Y2K Cruise If you'd rather skip the fall of civilization .
  • Since the nation was not doomed to economic collapse last week, Republicans decided that it was time to challenge Democrats who cried that it was.
  • This time the energy level is higher, the tempo brisker; a nice sense of doom crawls up the spine of the narrative.
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  • Barack Obama in Economic Times
    We can't doom another generation of Americans to soaring costs and eroding coverage and exploding deficits,Obama said, adding: "Instead, we need to do what we were sent here to do and improve the lives of the people we serve."
  • Peter Crouch in Belfast Telegraph
    We can play a lot better than that,he said. "On this occasion we didn't play great but it's not all doom and gloom, there's one more game to go. Hopefully we can get better. I was watching it the same as you, it was one of those games and...
  • Rusty Wallace in USA Today
    At the end of last season, it was all doom and gloom,said former Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace, now a team owner in the Nationwide Series, fielding full-time rides for son Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan.

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