Definition of destine :
To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.
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ensue (part of speech: verb)
- Not only by the work of those great wheels, That destine every seed unto some end, According as the stars are in conjunction, But by the largess of celestial graces, Which have such lofty vapours for their rain That near to them our sight approaches not, Such had this man become in his new life Potentially, that every righteous habit Would have made admirable proof in him; But so much more malignant and more savage Becomes the land untilled and with bad seed, The more good earthly vigour it possesses. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
- In a few days you will have turned over in your mind what you yourself destine for him,- the fortune you mean to give- It is already done, said Glencore, laying a sealed letter on the table. - "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
- Have you seen the home they destine for us? - "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.