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  • She saw the furniture as a circle of elderly judges, condemning her to death by smothering.
  • She sought to be sensible; she elaborately explained to herself that it was hysterical to condemn Gopher Prairie because it did not foam over the drama.

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  • That isn’t meant as a condemnation of Gopher Prairie, and it may be a condemnation of me.
  • What are these unheard-of sins you condemn so much—and like so well?
  • That isn’t meant as a condemnation of Gopher Prairie, and it may be a condemnation of me.
  • Solid though his enthusiasms were in the matter of medicine—his admiration of this city surgeon, his condemnation of that for tricky ways of persuading country practitioners to bring in surgical patients, his indignation about fee-splitting, his pride in a new X-ray apparatus—none of these beatified him as did motoring.

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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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