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condemn
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The Scarlet Letter
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condemn
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • They little guessed what deadly purport lurked in those self-condemning words.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But now—since I am irrevocably doomed—wherefore should I not snatch the solace allowed to the condemned culprit before his execution?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The very law that condemned her—a giant of stern features but with vigour to support, as well as to annihilate, in his iron arm—had held her up through the terrible ordeal of her ignominy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …ess of her nature might assimilate itself with a people whose customs and life were alien from the law that had condemned her—it may seem marvellous that this woman should still call that place her home, where, and where only, she must needs be the type of shame.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It may seem marvellous that, with the world before her—kept by no restrictive clause of her condemnation within the limits of the Puritan settlement, so remote and so obscure—free to return to her birth-place, or to any other European land, and there hide her character and identity under a new exterior, as completely as if emerging into another state of being—and having also the passes of the dark, inscrutable forest open to her, where the wildness of her nature might assimilate itself…  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: She condemned their plan
as in: was condemned to life in prison
as in: condemned the building
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