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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·tine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined p. pr. & vb. n. Destining.]  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.
 We are decreed,
 Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.   --Milton.
 Till the loathsome opposite
 Of all my heart had destined, did obtain.   --Tennyson.
 Not enjoyment and not sorrow
 Is our destined end or way.   --Longfellow.
 Syn: -- To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.