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condemn
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The Winter's Tale
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  • —and blessing, Against this cruelty, fight on thy side, Poor thing, condemn’d to loss!
  • Be not uncertain; For, by the honour of my parents, I Have utter’d truth: which if you seek to prove, I dare not stand by; nor shall you be safer Than one condemn’d by the king’s own mouth, thereon His execution sworn.

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  • But yet hear this; mistake me not;—no life,— I prize it not a straw,—but for mine honour (Which I would free), if I shall be condemn’d Upon surmises—all proofs sleeping else, But what your jealousies awake—I tell you ’tis rigour, and not law.
  • And he, and more Than he, and men,—the earth, the heavens, and all:— That,—were I crown’d the most imperial monarch, Thereof most worthy; were I the fairest youth That ever made eye swerve; had force and knowledge More than was ever man’s,—I would not prize them Without her love: for her employ them all; Commend them, and condemn them to her service, Or to their own perdition.

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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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