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condemn
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Crime and Punishment
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  • He went in like a man condemned to death.
  • I don’t condemn her for it, I don’t blame her, for the one thing left her is recollection of the past, and all the rest is dust and ashes.

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  • This sensation might be compared to that of a man condemned to death who has suddenly been pardoned.
  • You see, you know of course that my mother has scarcely anything, my sister happened to have a good education and was condemned to drudge as a governess.
  • And in the end the criminal was, in consideration of extenuating circumstances, condemned to penal servitude in the second class for a term of eight years only.
  • "Perhaps I’ve been unfair to myself," he observed gloomily, pondering, "perhaps after all I am a man and not a louse and I’ve been in too great a hurry to condemn myself.
  • "Where is it I’ve read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he’d only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once!

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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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