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  • I do not condemn you, Albert; I only restrain you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let me know my crime, and the reason why I was condemned.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My profession condemns me to celibacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "He will be condemned, will he not?" asked Debray of Beauchamp.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Alone—he was alone again—again condemned to silence—again face to face with nothingness!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Ah, then, indeed, sir," said the sweet girl, bathed in tears, "I see that I am condemned to die!"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Every criminal I condemn seems to me living evidence that I am not a hideous exception to the rest.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dantes was then guilty, and now he is innocent, and it is as much my duty to free him as it was to condemn him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The very madness of the Abbe Faria, gone mad in prison, condemned him to perpetual captivity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Benedetto was thus forever condemned in public opinion before the sentence of the law could be pronounced.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why, the number of persons condemned to suffer, their names, and description of the death they are to die.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You condemned me to a horrible, tedious death; you killed my father; you deprived me of liberty, of love, and happiness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "There is, then, one," said Monte Cristo, "whom you do not condemn like poor Danglars?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I burnt it, for fear that even a fragment should remain; for that letter must have led to your condemnation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The attack which has just passed away, condemns me forever to the walls of a prison.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am not condemning you for this, Monsieur Baptistin; but let your profits end here.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Why, you said," answered Mademoiselle Danglars, "that you would be condemned to die like the worst criminals."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But then, young man (and I pray of you to give me your full attention), then I thought I could not be doing anything displeasing to the Almighty in trying to set an innocent being at liberty—one who had committed no offence, and merited not condemnation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But in France they are considered in very bad taste; there are gendarmes who occupy themselves with such affairs, judges who condemn, and scaffolds which avenge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He would be condemned to die, but he was about to die of grief and despair when this miraculous noise recalled him to life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am he whom you sold and dishonored—I am he whose betrothed you prostituted—I am he upon whom you trampled that you might raise yourself to fortune—I am he whose father you condemned to die of hunger—I am he whom you also condemned to starvation, and who yet forgives you, because he hopes to be forgiven—I am Edmond Dantes!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am he whom you sold and dishonored—I am he whose betrothed you prostituted—I am he upon whom you trampled that you might raise yourself to fortune—I am he whose father you condemned to die of hunger—I am he whom you also condemned to starvation, and who yet forgives you, because he hopes to be forgiven—I am Edmond Dantes!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An hour had elapsed since her condemnation; at that moment, doubtless, she was recalling all her crimes to her memory; she was asking pardon for her sins; perhaps she was even writing a letter imploring forgiveness from her virtuous husband—a forgiveness she was purchasing with her death!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No part of the programme differed,—the names of the condemned persons, their crimes, and mode of punishment, all agreed with his previous information.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You received a second fortune, money and tranquillity were restored to you, and you, who had been condemned to a felon's life, might live as other men.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Reverend sir, since you know everything, you know it was not I—it was La Carconte; that was proved at the trial, since I was only condemned to the galleys.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had just acted the inexorable judge with her, he had condemned her to death, and she, crushed by remorse, struck with terror, covered with the shame inspired by the eloquence of his irreproachable virtue,—she, a poor, weak woman, without help or the power of defending herself against his absolute and supreme will,—she might at that very moment, perhaps, be preparing to die!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then the foolish criminal is taken, imprisoned, interrogated, confronted, confounded, condemned, and cut off by hemp or steel; or if she be a woman of any consideration, they lock her up for life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sort of wooden tablets hung up at the corners of streets the evening before an execution, on which is pasted up a paper containing the names of the condemned persons, their crimes, and mode of punishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Listen; this is his description: 'Benedetto, condemned, at the age of sixteen, for five years to the galleys for forgery.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If we are to judge by all the vengeance that the followers of the usurper exercised on the partisans of the king, when, in their turn, they were in power, your brother would be to-day, in all probability, condemned to death.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then I have my mode of dispensing justice, silent and sure, without respite or appeal, which condemns or pardons, and which no one sees.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …n him alone, he remarked that his companion did not pay the least regard to them, but on the contrary ate like a man who for the last four or five months had been condemned to partake of Italian cookery—that is, the worst in the world.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • However, as if fate resolved on depriving the prisoners of their last chance, and making them understand that they were condemned to perpetual imprisonment, a new misfortune befell them; the gallery on the sea side, which had long been in ruins, was rebuilt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why should we not spend the last three hours remaining to us of life, like those ancient Romans, who when condemned by Nero, their emperor and heir, sat down at a table covered with flowers, and gently glided into death, amid the perfume of heliotropes and roses?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It seems the fellow had been caught wandering nearer to the harem of the Bey of Tunis than etiquette permits to one of his color, and he was condemned by the bey to have his tongue cut out, and his hand and head cut off; the tongue the first day, the hand the second, and the head the third.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had frequently called for capital punishment on criminals, and owing to his irresistible eloquence they had been condemned, and yet the slightest shadow of remorse had never clouded Villefort's brow, because they were guilty; at least, he believed so; but here was an innocent man whose happiness he had destroyed: in this case he was not the judge, but the executioner.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he had perused the documents, an indefinable expression of pleasure lighted up his countenance, and looking at the major with a most peculiar smile, he said, in very excellent Tuscan,—"Then there is no longer any such thing, in Italy as being condemned to the galleys?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I take as much interest in the pursuit of some whim as you do, M. Danglars, in promoting a new railway line; you, M. de Villefort, in condemning a culprit to death; you, M. Debray, in pacifying a kingdom; you, M. de Chateau-Renaud, in pleasing a woman; and you, Morrel, in breaking a horse that no one can ride.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This is what I shall do; I will wait until the very moment you are married, for I will not lose the shadow of one of those unexpected chances which are sometimes reserved for us, since M. Franz may, after all, die before that time, a thunderbolt may fall even on the altar as you approach it,—nothing appears impossible to one condemned to die, and miracles appear quite reasonable when his escape from death is concerned.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes, yes," replied Dantes eagerly; "I would beg of you, who see so completely to the depths of things, and to whom the greatest mystery seems but an easy riddle, to explain to me how it was that I underwent no second examination, was never brought to trial, and, above all, was condemned without ever having had sentence passed on me?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …Rospoli had recalled to Franz the conversation he had overheard the preceding evening in the ruins of the Colosseum between the mysterious unknown and the Transteverin, in which the stranger in the cloak had undertaken to obtain the freedom of a condemned criminal; and if this muffled-up individual proved (as Franz felt sure he would) the same as the person he had just seen in the Teatro Argentino, then he should be able to establish his identity, and also to prosecute his researches…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am condemned to witness those gentlemen every day," said Beauchamp; "but he is perfectly unknown to me."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Alas," replied he, "it is dreadful thus to hear my condemnation from your own lips.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By thus exaggerating to his own mind the anticipated ill-fortune of the next day, to which he had condemned himself by promising Mercedes to spare her son, the count at last exclaimed, "Folly, folly, folly!—to carry generosity so far as to put myself up as a mark for that young man to aim at.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Well," said the Count, astonished at his perseverance, which he could not understand, and looking still more earnestly at Maximilian, "let it begin again,—it is like the house of the Atreidae; [*] God has condemned them, and they must submit to their punishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "My good friend, as in all probability I own my present safety to that influence, it would ill become me to search too closely into its source; therefore, instead of condemning him for his intimacy with outlaws, you must give me leave to excuse any little irregularity there may be in such a connection; not altogether for preserving my life, for my own idea was that it never was in much danger, but certainly for saving me 4,000 piastres, which, being translated, means neither more nor…  (not reviewed by editor)

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