Common misspellings for ordain:
- ordian –
Definition of ordain:
Usage examples for ordain:
- Ahead lay a disclosure, but before its making he must throw his dice and let circumstances ordain with what faces upward they would roll. – "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
- And he for ever, as the Gods ordain Would fain revive with art what he hath slain; Shall nature fail to laugh, while man doth yearn To teach the canvas what he ne'er can learn? – "Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse", Richard Doddridge Blackmore.
- Are we to let it pass beyond the limits of the body, and allow a certain temporary overflow of livingness to ordain as it were machines in use? – "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
- You maintain the landlord's right to ordain the lives on your estate, and command them to be as you think best; nor does it seem to you to affect your claim for power that we understood and drew our nature from the Islands for years before ever you came to hear of them. – "Major Vigoureux", A. T. Quiller-Couch.