doom (n.) Old form(s): doome
final destiny, deciding fate, death and destruction
AC III.xiii.78.1[Cleopatra to Thidias, of Caesar] I ... kneel / Till from his all-obeying breath I hear / The doom of Egypt
KJ III.i.311[Constance to Lewis the Dauphin, of war against England] alter not the doom / Forethought by heaven
MW V.v.58[Mistress Quickly as Queen of Fairies to all, of Windsor Castle] That it may stand till the perpetual doom / In state as wholesome as in state 'tis fit
R3 IV.iv.12[Queen Elizabeth to herself, as if to the Princes] If yet your gentle souls ... be not fixed in doom perpetual, / Hover about me
Sonn.14.14[] Thy end is Truth and Beauty's doom and date
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