Definition of 'destine'
Example sentences containing 'destine'
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One of his fellow commanders had been a school contemporary; the other was destined to become his brother-in-law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a misconception he has always been a Palace favourite, that somehow he was destined to become manager one day. The Sun (2016)From day one she was destined for a life of crime. The Sun (2010)This is one love affair that does not appear destined to end any time soon. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He always seemed destined for great things as long as he kept his focus and dedication. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In some respects she seems destined to remain the eternal outsider. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Everyone could see that he was destined for great things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is destined to go spectacularly and painfully wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is also destined to become worse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Full of thrills and excitement but destined to end in tears. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He is destined to go all the way as a manager. The Sun (2015)He looked the part and is destined to become one of the best keepers in the world. The Sun (2012)All of it is destined to end in tears. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He does not sound like one of those players who always seemed destined to go into management. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were destined for big things. The Sun (2016)Times in your life you're destined not to forget. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We knew he was destined for great things, it was a question of maturity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A time destined to remain in the history books rather than be revived in the future. The Sun (2008)Forty or fifty years ago, such a wish would have been destined to remain merely an unfulfilled fantasy for the average person. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)It doesn't mean that you're destined for a life on the shelf. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Maybe we've had to invent it because we can't face the idea of a meaningful destined life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Definition of destine from the Collins English Dictionary
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