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  • Perhaps public opinion is wrong in condemning one sex, and excusing the other.
  • The women who do go are condemned for it afterwards in the newspapers.

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  • The old men scolded and condemned, and the young ones laughed at her.
  • The women condemned her too, and looked at her contemptuously, just as though she were some loathsome insect.
  • So I thought, ’I will wait awhile before I condemn this Judas.
  • Oh, do not condemn her!
  • He was convicted, but with extenuating circumstances, and condemned to hard labour in Siberia for fifteen years.
  • "If this ’Explanation’ gets into anybody’s hands, and they have patience to read it through, they may consider me a madman, or a schoolboy, or, more likely, a man condemned to die, who thought it only natural to conclude that all men, excepting himself, esteem life far too lightly, live it far too carelessly and lazily, and are, therefore, one and all, unworthy of it.

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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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