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condemn
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as in: She condemned their plan Define
express strong criticism
  • Condemn the fault and not the actor of it!

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  • We condemn racism wherever it is found.
  • She condemned his behavior as reckless.

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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
  • It is the law, not I, condemns your brother:

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  • The murderer was condemned to death by injection.
  • Her devotion to her sick husband condemned her to a lonely existence

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  • Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall: Some run from brakes of vice, and answer none, And some condemned for a fault alone.
  • I have a brother is condemn’d to die; I do beseech you, let it be his fault, And not my brother.

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  • Here is the sister of the man condemned Desires access to you.
  • Why, every fault’s condemn’d ere it be done; Mine were the very cipher of a function, To find the faults whose fine stands in record, And let go by the actor.
  • O perilous mouths That bear in them one and the self-same tongue Either of condemnation or approof!
  • Marry, this Claudio is condemned for untrussing.
  • — We do condemn thee to the very block Where Claudio stoop’d to death, and with like haste.
  • Thou’rt condemn’d; But, for those earthly faults, I quit them all, And pray thee take this mercy to provide For better times to come:—Friar, advise him; I leave him to your hand.
  • I am the sister of one Claudio, Condemn’d upon the act of fornication To lose his head; condemn’d by Angelo: I, in probation of a sisterhood, Was sent to by my brother: one Lucio As then the messenger;— LUCIO.
  • I am the sister of one Claudio, Condemn’d upon the act of fornication To lose his head; condemn’d by Angelo: I, in probation of a sisterhood, Was sent to by my brother: one Lucio As then the messenger;— LUCIO.

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  • ] Most bounteous sir, Look, if it please you, on this man condemn’d, As if my brother liv’d: I partly think A due sincerity govern’d his deeds Till he did look on me; since it is so, Let him not die.

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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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