Phrases with "destined"

But he was not destined to have his curiosity satisfied so far. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

The boat was destined for the transport of the duke’s equipages from the shore to the yacht. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jules Verne Neb and Pencroft were first of all told to extract the grease from the dugong, and to keep the flesh, which was destined for food. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Arnold Bennett The canvas was destined to adorn a gilt firescreen in the drawing-room, and also to form a birthday gift to Mrs. Baines from her elder daughter. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Leona considered that even an ordinary flirtation, which was destined to end in nothing, might, under the circumstances, be spoken of in as serious a manner. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

The complete enjoyment of her sufferings was, however, destined to sustain a severe shock the following morning. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

In this city they made the acquaintance of many eminent persons, and, among others, of the Cardinal Prince de Rohan, who was destined afterwards to exercise so untoward an influence over their fate. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Never once during his recital of the tale did he sound his own praises, or represent himself as playing anything but a secondary part in the drama that was destined to end so tragically. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Buckingham conducted the goldsmith to the chamber destined for him, and which, at the end of half an hour, was transformed into a workshop. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

But, fortunate as we had been, we were not destined to get away as successfully as we had hoped to do. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray But that burst of enthusiasm (it may have carried us nearly a quarter of a mile in three minutes) was soon destined to be checked by the disagreeable nature of the country we had to traverse. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Jules Verne Meanwhile, the laying of the pipes destined to conduct the oxyhydric gas into the principal edifices of the town was proceeding rapidly. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James The essence of the question was that a girl wasn’t a boy: if Maisie had been a mere rough trousered thing, destined at the best probably to grow up a scamp, Sir Claude would have been welcome. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Gibbon had found his work, which was destined to fill the remainder of his life. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

H.P. Lovecraft Instead, she had gone to a spot her dead son had learned about, and had leaped to a realm whose wondersdestined for him as well — he had spurned with a smoking pistol. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Yet that wish, formed, perhaps, because it appeared so desperate, was finally destined to be gratified. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

D. H. Lawrence He only knew he was never destined to be mate or comrade or even friend with any man. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton It had been destined to reflect the opulent image of Mrs. Alpheus Van Orley, but some secret reluctance of Stanwell’s had stayed the execution of the task. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

But I had not done with it yet; and other memoranda were destined to be set down in characters of tint indelible. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Lord Howe, however, I was not destined to see; he had died about a year before. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Olaf Stapledon It is obvious that the East is destined to play a far more active part than it has done hitherto. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Jules Verne I haven’t got the slightest doubt that the Forward is destined for the Arctic or Antarctic seas, where the icebergs stop the wind more than is good for a brave and solid ship. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

She questioned within herself whether she and Moore were ever destined to meet and speak again. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Benjamin Disraeli I, for example, may be destined to be the president of a republic, the regent of a monarchy, or a sovereign myself. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Nathaniel Hawthorne While yet in her cradle, she had been the destined bride of a cousin, who was no less passive in the betrothal than herself. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

T. H. Huxley The associates met at Oxford, in the rooms of Dr. Wilkins, who was destined to become a bishop; and subsequently coming together in London, they attracted the notice of the king. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H. G. Wells Her aunts felt she was destined to a distinguished educational career. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Like Caesar to the pilot of Dyrrhachium, she might have said, for the comfort of her poor timorous boat, (though destined soon to perish,) ’Catalinam vehis, et fortunas ejus. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

But before he could redress this wrong he was himself destined to fall a victim to the spirit of hostility evoked. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Sir Walter Scott Being, as we have said, a second son, his father destined him to a share in a substantial mercantile concern, carried on by some of his maternal relations. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Our civilization was destined to be swept away and replaced by something so different that we should scarcely regard it as human — a prospect that did not bother him, he said. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

So I hastened over to where it was, and with little apprehension of the shock that was destined to overwhelm me, read these words: “Those who say Mr. Barrows committed suicide lie. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London Growth is life, and life is for ever destined to make for light. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Wilkie Collins Since I gave up practice as a physician, I have engaged in chemical investigations on a large scale, destined I hope, to lead to some important public results. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope Marius and Sulla, the two Romans who were destined soon to bathe Rome in blood, had not yet quarrelled, though they had been brought to hate each other — Marius by jealousy, and Sulla by rivalry. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Willa Cather But here, in Panther Canyon, there were again things which seemed destined for her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Wilkie Collins As events happened, chance was destined to throw him out once more. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Thomas Hardy It was the woman who had been destined for Angel’s life-companion by his and her parents, and whom he probably would have married but for her intrusive self. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

This girl was destined for him, was his for the taking — and she was not unwilling. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Wilkie Collins I warn you, madam, you cannot hinder the destined union of these two child-spirits, in after-years, as man and wife. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope And he had not been long his own master, before he met with the lady to whom he destined the honour of doing so. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

More than a month passed away without any occurrence worth recording; but I was not destined to leave Cahergillagh without further adventure. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

One young girl gives up her pictured future of life and love, and surrenders her mind for the purpose of saving her baby brother from his destined fate of suicide in manhood. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Robert Louis Stevenson This poor brave had succeeded in the height of a Samoan warriors ambition; he had taken a head, which he was never destined to show to his applauding camp. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser It ran through two thriving streets of red-brick houses, and was destined to have a great future once the city grew large enough. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

James Joyce Even though the pains of hell were not so terrible as they are, yet they would become infinite, as they are destined to last for ever. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

But they were not always destined to be wasted upon dull and inattentive ears. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry James I believe there is a certain group of circumstances possible for every man, in which his will is destined to snap like a dry twig. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

But though he wanted it, he was not destined to have it. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I don’t suppose the estates are destined to continue long in our family; but this is a vexation which don’t touch you, nephew. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

It had stopped, however, as if it were a superfluous thing to mark the hours in a place where they were destined to be forgotten. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Jules Verne But this little archipelago, comprising some hundred and fifty different isles and islets, is destined to increase, and that, perhaps, on a larger scale than has yet been anticipated. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

That day was destined to be an eventful one. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Wilkie Collins The longer I thought, the more firmly I felt the conviction that the poor child’s green flag is destined to have its innocent influence in forming your future life. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope The Rev. Mr. McGrath is destined to appear somewhat prominently in this history, and I must therefore be excused in giving a somewhat elaborate description of him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

H. G. Wells The desert, we believe in our hearts, is our home and our destined grave, and whatever we see of the Promised Land we must see through the eyes of the young. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Go up to Helen Whitney now, tell her she is destined to live in single blessedness, and she would be ready to fret herself into a fever. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It would seem as if each waited, like the enchanted princess in fairy tales, for a destined human deliverer. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

The same year James Simpson Thomson, destined to become a legendary chemistry master, joined the staff. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Theodore Dreiser She had great interest in her brother, who seemed destined by fate to play a conspicuous part in the world; but she could not understand him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James If Olive didn’t say at once that she was jealous of Verena’s more attractive manner, it was only because such a declaration was destined to produce more effect a little later. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

This morning, at ten o’clock, we stepped on board the steamboat Hercules, destined to convey us to our packet with its musical name. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

She did not expect to find anything in it to aid her search, which appeared destined to be fruitless. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Sinclair Lewis I mean — Of course neither you nor I is necessary to the progress of that great Methodist Church, which day by day is the more destined to instruct and guide our beloved nation. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Should he marry her, he is destined to learn it after his marriage; should he not marry her, he may hear it at any time. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett And he was inevitably destined to brilliant success. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

It seemed as if incidents were destined to crowd my life. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

H. G. Wells The eligible couple who were destined under Mr. Bensington to be the first almoners on earth of the Food of the Gods, were not only very perceptibly aged, but also extremely dirty. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

If some bullets from those muskets fired off at fifteen paces were specifically destined for the heart of Gaspar Ruiz, they all missed their billet. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

But I was not destined after all to leave without referring to the matter. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Anatole France I am well aware that this attempt at rehabilitation is destined to fall into silence and oblivion. The Seven Wives of Bluebeard by Anatole France [1920]

Ivan Turgenev Well, what then? you will say; it’s clear they were not destined to be together. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing Sadness, however, followed, and Letty wondered whether the beautiful face was destined to wear its pallor always. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Where am I, and why am I here? If I am free, why these bars and these doors? If I am a prisoner, what crime have I committed?” “You are here in the apartment destined for you, madame. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Borrow The rest of the story was taken up by a long room, destined for myself, and which opened upon the terrace by a pair of folding-doors. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Wilkie Collins Whatever result events might be destined to produce, I resolved to pursue my own course, straight to the end in view, without stopping or turning aside for Sir Percival or for any one. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Lady Lodore left town; and when mother and daughter met again, it was not destined to be beneath a palace roof, surrounded by the nobility of the land. Lodore by Mary Shelley

As a mistake was destined to occur, I have reason to thank my good stars that it should have been with a gentleman of honor. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

The rumour went that Adrian had become — how write the fatal word — mad: that Lord Raymond was the favourite of the ex-queen, her daughter’s destined husband. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

It was to these two, whom he seemed to honor with an absolute confidence, that D’Artagnan imparted a false secret, destined to secure the success of the expedition. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

William Harrison Ainsworth From that moment an intimacy commenced, which was destined to produce the most fatal consequences to both parties. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Was he destined to face another crisis? Looking back, it seemed to him that everything had been predestined. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Henry James If he were not destined to become a high priest among moralists, he might be a prince among connoisseurs. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

George Meredith I wonder whether girls have really an admonition of what is good for them while they are going their ways like destined machines?” “Almost all men are of flesh and blood,” said Merthyr softly. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

This little cortege escorted the king to the chamber destined for him. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Miles Franklin She was surely destined for a brilliant career matrimonially unless she was too ambitious and stayed too long in the stable, as Big Checks put it. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Why, we were soon destined to know. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London I have cracked marrow-bones on the sites of kingly cities that had perished centuries before my time or that were destined to be builded centuries after my passing. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

One of the city aqueducts had broken, and a considerable portion of the water destined for the use of the inhabitants was lost. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Leon Trotsky It was on the great Lena route, at that time, that I met Dzerzhinsky, Uritzky, and other young revolutionaries who were destined to play such important rôles in the future. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Your energy, the mechanical energy of the increase of gold, separates you, too, into groups destined to devour one another. Mother by Maksim Gorky

It is another species, destined by the agencies at work in the realm of unconsciousness to be brought into being of its own kind, and not of another. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

He did not love the Angevins, and detested the minions, but they were all brave young men, and in their veins flowed a generous blood, which he was probably destined to see flow before long. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Scott Hector sent at least seven messengers for this young man, refusing to receive any of his other friends till he saw the substitute whom he destined to take his place in the grave. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Yes, they know that our new company is destined to crush them in the future, and they are doing all they can to run us aground. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

There is no hurry, for it is destined to endure through the device practised in defeating the pope who proposed to abolish it. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

You are no more than my cousin and destined heir, Master Bonamy from Dyston in Salop. My servants have been instructed, and Sabine and Gabriel will keep up the play. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

G. K. Chesterton But this day’s work was destined to end in confusion worse confounded. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

But I was not destined to prove of much assistance to my friend, for next morning when I woke my old sickness had returned upon me, my skin was dry and cracked, and my head ached to distraction. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Thomas Hardy How many of those impassioned but temporary embraces were destined to become perpetual was possibly the wonder of some of those who indulged in them, as well as of Eustacia who looked on. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Arnold Bennett And now she was a destined bride. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

The large apartment is my own affair, but I wish the price of the smaller room to be moderate, as it is destined for a fellow who is deucedly poor. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

G. K. Chesterton It also gave birth to a great deal of quite futile and frantic speculation, which seemed destined to take away babies from women, or to give votes to tom-cats. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

These thoughts, and many others I then had, composed me very much, and by degrees reconciled me to my destined solitude. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

A wife is a domestic termagant, who is destined to deceive or torment the poor devil of a husband. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Henry James Mrs. Penniman took a discriminating view of her niece’s journey; it seemed to her very proper that Mr. Townsend’s destined bride should wish to embellish her mind by a foreign tour. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Henry James He could only answer this sudden gleam with a stare, and wonder afresh what trick his Northern kinswoman was destined to play him. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Sir Walter Scott Opposite to this royal gallery was another, elevated to the same height, on the western side of the lists; and more gaily, if less sumptuously decorated, than that destined for the Prince himself. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Wilkie Collins Such was my first experience of Reverend Finch’s Wife — destined to be also the experience of all aftertime. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

That morning was destined to be one of elucidation. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne To the patriarchs of the settlement, no doubt, the Main Street is still but an affair of yesterday, hardly more antique, even if destined to be more permanent, than a path shovelled through the snow. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Anthony Trollope He was never destined to get beyond such beginning. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

How far the mind-cure movement is destined to extend its influence, or what intellectual modifications it may yet undergo, no one can foretell. Memories and Studies by William James

Sir Walter Scott The ships in the harbour were lit up, and boats from the armed vessels added to the bustle, by landing men and guns destined to assist in the defence of the place. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Francois Balzac had the constitution of an athlete and believed himself destined to live to the age of a hundred years and upward. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

I am one of our generation destined to emigrate, when of age for it, to some regions unknown within this world. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Jules Verne The two dogs, destined to propagate the canine race on the lunar continents, were already shut up in the projectile. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

If this lying invention of Satan were really destined to take the form of a public trial, he must be prepared to fight his foes on their own ground. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

G. K. Chesterton Browning had a third friend destined to play an even greater part in his life, but who belonged to an older generation and a statelier school of manners and scholarship. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope Poor ladies! they were destined before long to encounter worse hardships than Annot Stein’s little bed, and frugal supper. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard These pebbles were destined to be strewed over the tomb of the deceased in the manner which I had often observed upon tombs freshly made. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang You chose, or you were destined To vary from the kindly race of men; and the consequences, which wasted your life, pursue your reputation. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne The submarine apparatus destined for this expedition was supplied with air. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

If she were destined to inherit all the wealth of the Rothschilds, she could be no dearer to me than she is. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sir Walter Scott Enraged as he was, nay, almost blinded with fury to see his destined revenge so strangely frustrated, the Earl of Leicester could not resist this extraordinary supplicant. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Sir Walter Scott And having so said, he led the way through many a dusky and winding passage, now ascending, and anon descending again, until he came to the apartment destined for his young guest. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Wilkie Collins In writing those few simple lines, I had no suspicion of the important results which they were destined to produce. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

At last, she was destined to be more terrified than even was the housekeeper. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

M. P. Shiel He is destined to become the greatest priest in Europe. . The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

But I was not destined to make the journey after all. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson But see! the Tramps with jaded eye Their destined provinces espy. Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson

It was at his funeral she met the man destined to be her ruin. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Washington Irving At the time of which my story treats, there was a great family gathering at the castle, on an affair of the utmost importance: it was to receive the destined bridegroom of the baron’s daughter. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It was the last that I was ever destined to see of him in this world. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Benjamin Disraeli Their coronet had never rested on a brow fairer than the one for which he destined it. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Wilkie Collins My anticipations, however, in this direction were not destined to be fulfilled. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Olaf Stapledon For a while, moreover, it looked as though North America would become the model community, destined to save mankind by example and by leadership. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Benjamin Disraeli The Turkish Sultan destined for the Grecian Prince the hand of one of his daughters, and the principal command of his armies. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Edith Wharton As clearly as it was Delia’s duty to save Clem Spender’s child, so clearly, also, she seemed destined to sacrifice his mistress. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Wilkie Collins The one last hope of protecting Mrs. Farnaby from the abominable conspiracy of which she was the destined victim, rested solely on the fulfilment by Amelius of his engagement with Regina for that day. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

I had the curiosity to view all the apartments destined for the ladies of his court. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Henry James It made apparently no great figure in literature, and Peter could reflect that he was perhaps destined to find a salutary distraction in himself filling the void with a volume of impressions. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Mr. Carlyle had taken it with him to East Lynne, that morning, with its destined purpose. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The first thing I did on leaving school was to give up the special job for which I had been destined so as to break all ties, to curse my past and shake the dust from off my feet . Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

They arrived at the age when they were sent to fulfil their destined situations in life; while I, an outcast, with none to lead or drive me forward, paused. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

But my luck was destined to triumph in the end, and as is so often the way in such cases, quite by chance. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Her babe, if destined to open its eyes first on such a scene, would be still less acted upon by its apparent cheerlessness. Lodore by Mary Shelley

H. Rider Haggard Its contents were destined to give her a surprise. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Sir Walter Scott Inglis, whom Evandale destined for punishment, remained in custody. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

And, my dear, if you are destined never to marry, you have a great deal more cause to be thankful than rebellious. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

William Cowper Strange that so fair a creature should yet want Admirers, and be destined to divide With meaner objects even the few she finds. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

For upwards of a week he remained in Dorkin’s house, and it was not until the end of that time that he and I came to the resolution that was destined to change the course of both our lives. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli Men destined to the highest places should beware of badinage. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Washington Irving Now came pouring in at the city gates, and parading through the streets, the deputations from the various villages, destined to swell the grand procession. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Peel’s first administration was not destined to last long. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Farewell!” He met on his way the Baron de Giordano, who held in his hand the pistol which was destined for him. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Sir Walter Scott The first was destined to charge the enemy, the second to act as a reserve. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

So this man has loved her passionately too, and the house which is destined to rise in the woods will throw a shadow over more than one hearthstone in this quiet village. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle If this dwelling-room of mine were plain even to squalor, its poverty was more than atoned for by the luxury of the chamber which was destined to serve me as my study. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

By that man’s villainy I am destined never to look upon God’s earth again, while my companion will never be able to converse with his fellow-men, except by signs. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

In spite of this brilliant send-off, Sydney was not destined to bring good fortune to her father’s house. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Olaf Stapledon When we had encountered many more such groups, we realized that, though each little expedition had made a lonely start, all were destined sooner or later to come together. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Colonna also carried by the feet a white hen, destined to serve as damages for the one which ten years before had given rise to the quarrel. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Queen, destined as you are to endure every sorrow on this earth, hear the result of our unhappy mission. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Bram Stoker The privilege of making war on its own account, conceded by Charles II, gave the Company a national importance which was destined to consolidate its interests with those of England itself. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Bronislaw Malinowski A baby girl is destined by her parents to be “given to a man. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The volume contained also three sonnets by Charles Lamb, one of which was destined to have a somewhat curious history. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Derham had been destined for the sea, and scarcely did his delicate health, and timid, nervous disposition exempt him from the common fate of a boy, whose parents did not know what to do with him. Lodore by Mary Shelley

G. K. Chesterton The emancipated man must cast a weird and suspicious eye round him at all the institutions of the world, wondering which of them was destined to die in the next few centuries. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

He longed for the moment destined to unmask the Hypocrites, and convince his Countrymen that a sanctified exterior does not always hide a virtuous heart. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Nature had sown in the heart of this poor girl the seeds of virtue never destined to ripen. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

No one knows when he is destined to die. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins Spirits destined to be united in the better world are divinely commissioned to discover each other and to begin their union in this world. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

My hopes, however, were not destined to be realised, for I had not gone five miles before it began to descend upon me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Jules Verne With the introduction of steam vessels, which is now rapidly taking place, the trade of Manaos is destined to increase enormously. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

D. H. Lawrence Presumably, the ordinary old-maid heroine nowadays is destined to die in her fifties, she is not allowed to be the long-liver of the bygone novels. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green But I was not destined to reach it. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

This sentiment was destined to be strengthened and in the very near future, by two remarkable discoveries. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

But no part of it pleased me better than the apartments destined for the bagnios. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Washington Irving He is the blazing star, destined to drive the crescent, the Moslem emblem, from the land. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jules Verne In one corner of the plain, under a guard of soldiers, were grouped the prisoners destined to accompany the defunct king into the other world. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

H. Rider Haggard Those of us who are destined to live will live, and those whose hour is at hand must die. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

This time I was not destined to be disappointed. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

John Galsworthy And he went on into the Poultry, and locked away the green morocco case and the key to that cipher destined to make crystal-clear his domestic bankruptcy. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

His voyage was prosperous, and early in March the president reached his destined port. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Why encourage the art that is destined to replace literature? But still, there is a kind of soggy attraction about it. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence Alvina reached the age of twenty-three, and it looked as if she were destined to join the ranks of the old maids, so many of whom found cold comfort in the Chapel. For she had no suitors. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

I was not destined for any such happiness. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

In a flower-glass stood a red camellia that was destined to adorn her hair, and on the dressing-table, in a morocco case, was a pearl necklace that had belonged to her mother. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

For all I knew to the contrary I might be destined never to see the world outside the walls again. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Among the acquaintances made by Coleridge after his retirement to Mr. Gillman’s was one destined to be of some importance to the history of his philosophical work. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Ann Radcliffe When she looked round on the condition of her friends, her heart was almost overwhelmed with the prospect; it seemed as if she was destined to involve all those most dear to her in calamity. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Jack London It was the first of the many fights he was to have with Lip-lip, for they were enemies from the start, born so, with natures destined perpetually to clash. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Plain English, therefore, and the high thinking of his compatriot authors, might prove the best provision for the mind of an English Papist destined to seclusion. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

James Payn Nor was it destined that the good doctor’s friendly offices should cease with this. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Who knows? perhaps I am destined to be the tailor on such an occasion. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

H. G. Wells But near its destined path, as yet only slightly perturbed, spun the mighty planet Jupiter and his moons sweeping splendid round the sun. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins Had I the same influence over her? Or was it I that received, and she that conferred, only? I was yet destined to discover; but not then — not for a long, long time. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Algernon Blackwood But at the moment I wholly missed the point of his words about the necessity of there being a victim, and that we ourselves were destined to satisfy the want. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

We might, I thought, be the last people left alive in all the world, destined to live and die and meet no fellow creatures again. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]