ORDAIN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ordain
v. decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine
The king would ordain that no foreigner should be allowed to enter the city.
Sentence in Classic:
Then hatred may grapple with hatred, then hostilities be opened; now let them be, and cheerfully join in the treaty we ordain.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
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 Context
Nature in one of her beneficent moods has ordained that even death has some antidote to its own terrors.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
The impossibility of growing great under Monseigneur Bienvenu was so well understood, that no sooner had the young men whom he ordained left the seminary than they got themselves recommended to the archbishops of Aix or of Auch, and went off in a great hurry.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Chance ordained, as we have just said, that one of these shapeless clusters of masked men and women, dragged about on a vast calash, should halt on the left of the boulevard, while the wedding train halted on the right.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The Baptist Church (and, somewhat less, the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian Churches) is the perfect, the divinely ordained standard in music, oratory, philanthropy, and ethics.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
There is now a spirit of improvement abroad; but among those who were ordained twenty, thirty, forty years ago, the larger number, to judge by their performance, must have thought reading was reading, and preaching was preaching.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
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 Context
My father counsels to remeasure the sea and go again to Phoebus in his Ortygian oracle, to pray for grace and ask what issue he ordains to our exhausted state; whence he bids us search for aid to our woes, whither bend our course.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
Then he left the country and went to Argos, where it was ordained that he should reign over much people.
The Odyssey By Homer Context