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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Those intentions defy prediction and the individual who tries to do so is doomed to lose.