doom (someone or something) to (something)

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doom (someone or something) to (something)

To condemn someone to something, such as a particular fate. The rest of the department gave me all of their paperwork at the same time and doomed me to a day of filing.
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doom someone or something to something

to destine someone or something to something unpleasant. The judgment doomed her to a life in prison. Your insistence on including that rigid clause doomed the contract to failure.
See also: doom, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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there they stand, and by them stand those whom they have doomed--the innocent whom, with their wives and children, they have doomed to the death of the dog.
And, furthermore, how could they kill him who was the chosen of gods and doomed to greatness?
But once more her scheme was doomed to failure, for hardly had she gone a yard from the church than both it and the monk disappeared, and she found herself in a wood black as night, and full of wolves and bears and wild animals of all sorts and descriptions.
I who am doomed to waste my Days of Youth and Beauty in an humble Cottage in the Vale of Uske."
If they continued to sing like their great predecessor of romantic themes, they were drawn as by a kind of magnetic attraction into the Homeric style and manner of treatment, and became mere echoes of the Homeric voice: in a word, Homer had so completely exhausted the epic genre, that after him further efforts were doomed to be merely conventional.
Regardless of what happens at this late stage, Newcastle United are doomed to be like the cow's tail - always behind.
We are doomed to repeat history because we have not learned from it, as Winston Churchill would put it.
In a statement, the embassy said: 'Any attempt to undermine China-Pakistan relationship is doomed to fail.'
He is not doomed to public, political death, as the rest of us ordinary people, but due to his function, which has a historical importance for the country, he is doomed to life- with which he loses the right to privacy and the right to a family, party-political fare-well, Dimitrovski writes.
It intimidates guys," Am I doomed to be single forever?
As we look at these challenges, we must never give in to the belief that America is in decline, or that our culture is doomed to unravel."
The bubble taught a lesson that, nearly three centuries later, many otherwise sensible individuals have yet to absorb: Financial markets are neither rational nor efficient, and any investment strategy that ignores that fact is doomed to failure.
Dance somehow seemed to be the best medium in which to express those emotions where words were doomed to fail.
"The Seattle meeting is doomed to succeed because too much is at stake," said Director-General Michael Moore only somewhat prophetically in the November 30th opening address.