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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Everybody says it is but one of several, and that there will be others—if there are not already—banishing all emigrants, and condemning all to death who return.
  • If your business necessitated your seeing "the House," you were put into a species of Condemned Hold at the back, where you meditated on a misspent life, until the House came with its hands in its pockets, and you could hardly blink at it in the dismal twilight.

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  • Ay! and condemned as a traitor.
  • In every line of the narrative he had heard, he had heard his condemnation.
  • Before it had set in dark on the night of his condemnation, he had travelled thus far on his last way.
  • Every day, through the stony streets, the tumbrils now jolted heavily, filled with Condemned.
  • They whisper at the fountain, that although condemned to death he will not be executed; they say that petitions have been presented in Paris, showing that he was enraged and made mad by the death of his child; they say that a petition has been presented to the King himself.
  • All the fifteen were condemned, and the trials of the whole occupied an hour and a half.
  • Her mind pursued them, looking for him among the Condemned; and then she clung closer to his real presence and trembled more.
  • Any one carried home by the people to-day, may be condemned tomorrow.

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  • But, I was again taken and condemned.
  • So quick was the Tribunal to compensate itself and the nation for a chance lost, that these five came down to him before he left the place, condemned to die within twenty-four hours.

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as in: She condemned their plan Define
express strong criticism
as in: was condemned to life in prison Define
force into an undesired activity or situation -- such as to legally sentence someone to punishment or: find guilty -- especially in court or: provide the means of finding guilty
as in: condemned the building Define
an official government finding that a building is not suitable to be occupied
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