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 Meanings and Examples of ORDAIN
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ordain
 v.  decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  They ordain justice and magistrates, and the august senate.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
2  Then will I ordain to Phoebus and Trivia a temple of solid marble, and festal days in Phoebus' name.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
3  Father Jove," answered the stockman, "would indeed that you might so ordain it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
4  She was self-ordained a Sister of Mercy, or, we may rather say, the world's heavy hand had so ordained her, when neither the world nor she looked forward to this result.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
5  Edward have got some business at Oxford, he says; so he must go there for a time; and after THAT, as soon as he can light upon a Bishop, he will be ordained.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38
6  Ay, to be sure, he must be ordained in readiness; and I am very glad to find things are so forward between you.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40
7  His mental powers here below were not strong enough to reach the treasures lying beyond this life, and which his destiny ordained he should obtain.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
8  I live, because it is not ordained for me to die.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
9  Nature in one of her beneficent moods has ordained that even death has some antidote to its own terrors.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  It may be ordained that we have many nights and days to follow, if full of peril; but we must go on, and from no danger shall we shrink.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
11  Bid her haste and sprinkle river water over her body, and bring with her the beasts ordained for expiation: so let her come: and thou likewise veil thy brows with a pure chaplet.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
12  This hath beautiful Proserpine ordained to be borne to her for her proper gift.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
13  Then he left the country and went to Argos, where it was ordained that he should reign over much people.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
14  "I have been ordained," cried the old rascal.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
15  It must have been fate that so ordained.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT V
Example Sentence:
1  The king would ordain that no foreigner should be allowed to enter the city.
2  There is strong support here for the tough economic reforms ordained in the federal capital, Prague.