destined for

destine (someone) for (something)

To cause one to be likely to do, receive, or become something in the future. Sean's singing voice really destined him for greatness in musical theater. Not studying for your exam will destine you for failure.
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destined for (something)

Likely to do, receive, or become something in the future. We knew that Sean was destined for greatness the moment he stepped on the stage in his first play. If you didn't study for your exam, then you are destined for failure.
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destined for something

predetermined to achieve or become something. I know I am destined for a job that is better than this. We are destined for death in the long run.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fore and aft rose two cages of medium height with inclined sides, and partly closed by thick lenticular glasses; one destined for the steersman who directed the Nautilus, the other containing a brilliant lantern to give light on the road.
They then came to a massive door, which after the introduction into the lock of a key which the young man carried with him, turned heavily upon its hinges, and disclosed the chamber destined for Milady.
"You are here in the apartment destined for you, madame.
Dantes employed it in manoeuvring his yacht round the island, studying it as a skilful horseman would the animal he destined for some important service, till at the end of that time he was perfectly conversant with its good and bad qualities.
The victims were residents of the Jamshoro Phatak area and destined for Naseerabad.
BAGHDAD / NINA /- Security forces arrested a person with five pieces of relics destined for smuggling, south of Baghdad.
The consignment from various exporters reportedly was destined for the US and Austria.
If you are experiencing clouds if adversity, the pain, and sadness of grief and the loss of a loved one "Destined for Change" will help you exchange the emptiness and sorrow for new patterns to build hope, and lessen the intensity of the pain of grief.
Fried Frank recently partnered with Project Destined for the launch of its Bronx class and is honored to have taken part in such a significant and memorable experience!
This system is routing traffic not destined for the markets into that area, leading to severe traffic congestion where buses from Bradford Street have to cross into Moat Lane which causes further traffic jams.
Born in a zoo in Mykolaev, Ukraine, the animals were destined for a zoo in Syria, according to the customs declaration.
Professor Graham Allison gazes into the future of US-China relations in Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
Trucks not destined for Delhi continue to use the Capital as transit route
304.64 while non AC vehicles destined for Hyderabad would charge Rs.