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The Age of Innocence
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  • As was the custom in old-fashioned Episcopalian New York, she usually accompanied her parents to church on Sunday afternoons; but Mrs. Welland condoned her truancy, having that very morning won her over to the necessity of a long engagement, with time to prepare a hand-embroidered trousseau containing the proper number of dozens.
  • —to back up her husband, see them through—not to "desert" them, as she called it—in fact to induce the whole family to cover and condone their monstrous dishonour.

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  • Such behavior is permitted, but we certainly don’t condone it.
  • I’m glad to say they did not condone her behaviour.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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