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condemn
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David Copperfield
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condemn
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David Copperfield
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  • Miss Dartle,' I returned, 'you are surely not so unjust as to condemn ME!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'I don't know all I have done, in my fatuity,' said Mr. Wickfield, putting out his hands, as if to deprecate my condemnation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Again, the dreaded Sunday comes round, and I file into the old pew first, like a guarded captive brought to a condemned service.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My love,' said Mr. Micawber, much affected, 'you will forgive, and our old and tried friend Copperfield will, I am sure, forgive, the momentary laceration of a wounded spirit, made sensitive by a recent collision with the Minion of Power — in other words, with a ribald Turncock attached to the water-works — and will pity, not condemn, its excesses.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And he takes,' said my mother, with the tears which were engendered in her affectionate nature, stealing down her face, 'he takes great pains with me; and I ought to be very thankful to him, and very submissive to him even in my thoughts; and when I am not, Peggotty, I worry and condemn myself, and feel doubtful of my own heart, and don't know what to do.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I saw her features and her manner slowly change; I saw her look at him with growing admiration; I saw her try, more and more faintly, but always angrily, as if she condemned a weakness in herself, to resist the captivating power that he possessed; and finally, I saw her sharp glance soften, and her smile become quite gentle, and I ceased to be afraid of her as I had really been all day, and we all sat about the fire, talking and laughing together, with as little reserve as if we had…  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: was condemned to life in prison
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