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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • I feel that you’re the only creature in the world who has not condemned me.
  • He was caught, tried, and condemned to death.

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  • Now the Church having no real jurisdiction, but only the power of moral condemnation, withdraws of her own accord from punishing the criminal actively.
  • Don’t condemn me.
  • He seemed, indeed, to accept everything without the least condemnation though often grieving bitterly: and this was so much so that no one could surprise or frighten him even in his earliest youth.
  • I know not who Thou art and care not to know whether it is Thou or only a semblance of Him, but to-morrow I shall condemn Thee and burn Thee at the stake as the worst of heretics.
  • There was something about him which made one feel at once (and it was so all his life afterwards) that he did not care to be a judge of others—that he would never take it upon himself to criticize and would never condemn any one for anything.
  • Coming at twenty to his father’s house, which was a very sink of filthy debauchery, he, chaste and pure as he was, simply withdrew in silence when to look on was unbearable, but without the slightest sign of contempt or condemnation.
  • No one has been condemned, no one has been sent to Siberia in my place, the man died of fever.
  • And if you had been at the other end of the earth, but alive, it would have been all the same, the thought was unendurable that you were alive knowing everything and condemning me.

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  • Let me pass by Thy judgment …. do not condemn me, for I have condemned myself, do not condemn me, for I love Thee, O Lord.
  • Because I had condemned myself to die at five o’clock this morning, here, at dawn.
  • Good God, my children will understand, perhaps, what my punishment has cost me and will not condemn me!
  • Lord, receive me, with all my lawlessness, and do not condemn me.
  • Let me pass by Thy judgment …. do not condemn me, for I have condemned myself, do not condemn me, for I love Thee, O Lord.
  • Let me pass by Thy judgment …. do not condemn me, for I have condemned myself, do not condemn me, for I love Thee, O Lord.
  • And if it come not, no matter; if not he, then another in his place will understand and suffer, and judge and condemn himself, and the truth will be fulfilled.
  • And even if the law itself makes you his judge, act in the same spirit so far as possible, for he will go away and condemn himself more bitterly than you have done.
  • At one moment it was angry, contemptuous and rough, and at another there was a sincere note of self-condemnation.
  • In silence, alone with his conscience, he asks himself perhaps, ’What is honor, and isn’t the condemnation of bloodshed a prejudice?’
  • Well, this man, who was condemned to the quadrillion kilometers, stood still, looked round and lay down across the road.
  • But he instantly restrained himself, and cried again: "Now I am condemned!"
  • I fancy that at the beginning of the journey the condemned man, sitting on his shameful cart, must feel that he has infinite life still before him.
  • Do you hear? though he is condemned to penal servitude for twenty years, he is still planning to be happy—is not that piteous?
  • Can they condemn him in place of the valet and will no one stand up for him?
  • And if there is but a shade of possibility, but a shade of probability in my propositions, do not condemn him.
  • And if you will condemn me, I’ll break my sword over my head myself and kiss the pieces.
  • But let me assure you that I shall never condemn you.
  • "But I do condemn myself!" cried Mitya.
  • But I shall condemn myself, and I will pray for my sin for ever.
  • ’Granting that you go through pride, still you had a hope that Smerdyakov might be convicted and sent to Siberia, and Mitya would be acquitted, while you would only be punished with moral condemnation’ (’Do you hear?’ he laughed then)—’and some people will praise you.
  • Don’t condemn me, and don’t look on me as a villain," he added with a smile.
  • "And be sure, be sure," she prattled on, "to come back and tell me what you see there, and what you find out …. what comes to light …. how they’ll try him …. and what he’s condemned to….

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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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