[ UK /dˈuːm/ ]
[ US /ˈdum/ ]
NOUN
  1. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world
VERB
  1. make certain of the failure or destruction of
    This decision will doom me to lose my position
  2. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
    He was condemned to ten years in prison
  3. decree or designate beforehand
    She was destined to become a great pianist
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How To Use doom In A Sentence

  • Setting aside such doomsday scenarios, what is really going on? Times, Sunday Times
  • So far is he from admitting the possibility of any dissiliency between the Divine will and absolute right, that he turns the tables on his opponents, and classes among Atheists those of his contemporaries who maintain that God can command what is contrary to the intrinsic right; that He has no inclination to the good of his creatures; that He can justly doom an innocent being to eternal torments; or that whatever God wills is just because He wills it. A Manual of Moral Philosophy
  • The closely-packed _mitraille_ tore the icy crust into powder, fifty yards beyond the doomed bird, which settled, throbbing with a mortal tremor, upon the ice, shot through the head. Adrift in the Ice-Fields
  • The fizzy drinks tax is doomed to fail, as it has elsewhere. The Sun
  • Without such help, sexual predators are doomed to repeat their crimes.
  • I remember spending as much time reading the contents of the books in Deus Ex and Fable, and reading the pads in Doom 3, as I ever spent actually trying to beat combatants. Some Thoughts, Part Seven – Games « The Graveyard
  • Old dandies with creaking joints tottered along Piccadilly to their certain doom; young clerks in the city, explaining that they wished to attend their aunt's funeral, crowded the omnibuses for Kensington and were seen no more; while my mother tells me that excursion trains from the country were arriving at the principal stations throughout the day, bearing huge loads of provincial inamorati. The War of the Wenuses
  • The tragedy is that these are doomed to failure because they are in no way, enhancers of resources.
  • Querulousness, arrogance and an erratic streak alienated even his closest supporters, dooming his place in history.
  • So why all the doom and gloom? The Sun
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