He's doomed: passive form, recognized by my dictionary without any needed complement. But is the active form possible ? Could you say for instance: Unfortunate circumstances doomed his life.
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Thank you for these answers. In anycase, Egmont's example shows that the active form may be used without a complement (introduced by to), which was part of my question. The animate/inanimate subject was certainly the other and the verdict seems hung between British and American Englishes... Anyone else ?