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doomed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj doomed marked for certain death "the black spot told the old sailor he was doomed"
    • adj doomed (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate "doomed to unhappiness","fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination"
    • adj doomed marked by or promising bad fortune "their business venture was doomed from the start","an ill-fated business venture","an ill-starred romance","the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott"
    • adj doomed in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell "poor damned souls"
    • n doomed people who are destined to die soon "the agony of the doomed was in his voice"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Doomed under sentence
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Quotations

  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul%20Sartre
    “All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.”
  • Dr. Jess Lair
    Dr. Jess Lair
    “We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    Johann%20Friedrich%20Von%20Schiller
    “No cause has he to say his doom is harsh, who's made the master of his destiny.”
  • John Haggai
    John Haggai
    “Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dóm, judgment.

Usage

In literature:

By staying so long, she had come to be staid, And appeared to be doomed to be always a maid.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
The roar of doom was in our ears.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He was a doomed man when he passed through the door.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
DOOM OF THE SILVER PALACE.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Even then Cassandra opens her lips to the coming doom, lips at a god's bidding never believed by the Trojans.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Therefore do you pronounce my doom.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
I was doomed just the same.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
And when they returned, before ever a word was spoken, they knew that the oracle had spoken Psyche's doom.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
But there she stood, still waiting her doom, and it was necessary that that doom should be spoken by him.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
A TERRIBLE DOOM FOR AN INNOCENT MAN.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
I would reserve thee for a fitter doom, Rather than dip my hands in holy blood.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Yet three days, and Doom, Doom the Mighty, is fallen, is fallen!
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Ten times the words "No letter" had fallen, like the voice of doom, on her throbbing heart.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
His constitution was shattered and he was doomed to be a cripple for life.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The poor wretch was doomed to drown in that horrid and impenetrable darkness.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Shall he go down to death, doomed by me, and thus end all my hope, or shall he live to scorn me?
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Death was their inevitable doom.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
But all the time I felt myself to be like a spirit on the edge of doom.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
And this is the doom which hangs over the heads of the large masses of Christian people, Christians in name only, never saved.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
But let no man think that, because his doom delays, it will never come.
"Hand and Ring" by Anna Katharine Green
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In poetry:

Fierce and wild the storm is raging
Round a helpless bark,
On to doom ’tis swiftly driving,
O’er the waters dark!
"I’ll Stand" by Daniel Webster Moody
A slave is—what?
Ah! dreadful lot
Is his that's doomed to toil,
Without regard,
Or just reward,
Upon another's soil.
"What Is A Slave?" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
'Whate'er thy justice dooms, O God!
I take with temper mild;
But oh! repay it thousand-fold
In blessings on my child!'
"A Tale" by John Logan
Perhaps that tear upon thy cheek
Foretels a milder doom!
Thou wilt again our mansion seek,
Oh! let me lead thee home!"
"Edgar And Ellen" by Matilda Betham
But there, to famine doomed a prey,
Finds the mistaken wretch
He but escaped the troubled sea,
To perish on the beach.
"Mortals! Around Your Destined Heads" by William Cowper
Who cannot weep "melodious tears,"
For fame or sympathy;
But who, in silence, bear their doom
To suffer and to die; —
"On A Picture Of Harvey Birch" by Anne C Lynch

In news:

THE PALI TUNNEL OF DOOM So the other night I was driving to the other side and noticed for some reason that though there were lights installed in the Pali tunnel, they were not on.
This Arkansas doom quartet's debut album is so distinctive and bitchin.
TERRIFIED that her sharp chest pains, profuse sweating, dizziness and a sense of impending doom meant she was having a heart attack, the woman went to a hospital emergency room.
Obama's passivity dooms the Syrian people.
Is it possible to report honestly on troubling developments in the arts without becoming a prophet of doom.
(A far less happy thought would be the gloom and doom of a pessimistic couple — and now it should be clear on which side of the divide I fall.).
But this strategy is doomed to backfire.
Did Texas Governor Rick Perry's brain-freeze during a political debate doom his run for presidency.
0Did Texas Governor Rick Perry's brain-freeze during a political debate doom his run for presidency.
President Obama announced his 2012 reelection campaign on Monday, and, apparently, one of his possible opponents took this as a cue to remind the nation of allegedly impending, existential doom.
Mysteriously swelling Yellowstone supervolcano 'not a portent of doom,' finds mostly reassuring study.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a British cruise line is retracing the doomed ship's only voyage.
Alas, it is doomed to failure.
Richard Lugar's loss in Tuesday night's primary has been heralded by commenters on both sides of the aisle as a harbinger of doom for moderate Republicans.
After 20-plus years, UK crust pioneers Doom have finally decided to play a few shows in the States.
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In science:

However, the functional I is not convex in general, and this method is doomed to fail.
Large deviations for Brownian motion in a random scenery
As mentioned before, searches for young cores using NH3 -selected candidates seem doomed to fail, and this is illustrated by the triangles in Fig. 5, which correspond to a survey of that type of ob jects carried out with the FCRAO telescope.
Observations of pre-stellar cores
Tough, even this conjecture is doomed to fail.
Extension of Bernstein Polynomials to Infinite Dimensional Case
Clearly then, the outlook from the perspective of field theory is gloomy; because the IR singularities are a reflection of the fact that field theory is UV divergent, any attempt to resolve them without modifying the UV behaviour of the field theory is doomed.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
Consequently any attempt to resolve them without modifying the UV behaviour of the field theory is doomed, and they can only be consistently smoothed out in a UV finite theory.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
This means that the algorithm has a positive probability of guessing correctly the root from the observation of arbitrarily distant leaves when l ≥ lp (q), whereas it is doomed to fail if l < lp (q).
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems
Also, even if the majority of local O VII photons resulted from SWCX events, the Local Bubble would not be doomed.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
By establishing the stability of the mixed phase, we essentially doom the random singlet phase to be unstable.
Infinite Randomness Phases and Entanglement Entropy of the Disordered Golden Chain
At the same time it is worthwhile to understand the circumstances under which the algorithm is doomed to fail.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
In the previous section I showed that removing all structure from HB dooms the quantum adiabatic algorithm to failure.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
It is clear from Fig. 2 that there is a region inside which timelike geodesics are doomed to end on the singularity, and so we my expect a horizon.
Colliding branes and big crunches
Other energy source In studies of binaries that, by the energy formalism, are doomed to merge, it was found that the nuclear energy source could play a role in the envelope ejection (Ivanova 2002; Ivanova & Podsiadlowski 2003).
Common envelope: the progress and the pitfalls
Being doomed to extinction, the conditioned process ( ˇZt)t≥0 is not allowed to grow to infinity.
Supercritical branching diffusions in random environment
If an ARW tra jectory stays below zero for a longer period of time, the BPRE is doomed to die out.
Survival of branching processes in random environments
For recurrent walks the approach based on first hitting times seems doomed, because the “maximum process” and the actual walk have very little in common in the absence of a nonzero asymptotic speed.
A local limit theorem for random walks in balanced environments
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