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  • I burnt it, for fear that even a fragment should remain; for that letter must have led to your condemnation.
  • The attack which has just passed away, condemns me forever to the walls of a prison.

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  • 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.
  • Let me know my crime, and the reason why I was condemned.
  • My profession condemns me to celibacy.
  • The very madness of the Abbe Faria, gone mad in prison, condemned him to perpetual captivity.
  • Then I have my mode of dispensing justice, silent and sure, without respite or appeal, which condemns or pardons, and which no one sees.
  • He would be condemned to die, but he was about to die of grief and despair when this miraculous noise recalled him to life.
  • Alone—he was alone again—again condemned to silence—again face to face with nothingness!
  • Why, the number of persons condemned to suffer, their names, and description of the death they are to die.

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  • No part of the programme differed,—the names of the condemned persons, their crimes, and mode of punishment, all agreed with his previous information.
  • 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.
  • I am not condemning you for this, Monsieur Baptistin; but let your profits end here.
  • 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.
  • "There is, then, one," said Monte Cristo, "whom you do not condemn like poor Danglars?"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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?"
  • I do not condemn you, Albert; I only restrain you.
  • "Why, you said," answered Mademoiselle Danglars, "that you would be condemned to die like the worst criminals."
  • "Ah, then, indeed, sir," said the sweet girl, bathed in tears, "I see that I am condemned to die!"
  • "Oh, no. I am condemned to witness those gentlemen every day," said Beauchamp; "but he is perfectly unknown to me."
  • "He will be condemned, will he not?" asked Debray of Beauchamp.
  • Benedetto was thus forever condemned in public opinion before the sentence of the law could be pronounced.
  • You condemned me to a horrible, tedious death; you killed my father; you deprived me of liberty, of love, and happiness.
  • Every criminal I condemn seems to me living evidence that I am not a hideous exception to the rest.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?"
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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!
  • …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…
  • …entertainer; but whether with his usual carelessness he had paid but little attention to him, whether the explanation of the Count of Monte Cristo with regard to duelling had satisfied him, or whether the events which Franz knew of had had their effect on 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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…
  • 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!
  • "Alas," replied he, "it is dreadful thus to hear my condemnation from your own lips.
  • "Listen; this is his description: ’Benedetto, condemned, at the age of sixteen, for five years to the galleys for forgery.’
  • 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!
  • "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.

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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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