Isn’t it a sufficient condemnation of society to find one’s self accepting such phraseology?
Isn’t it hard that you should condemn me to suffer for the falseness, the treachery of others?
What debt did she owe to a social order which had condemned and banished her without trial?
The tall forewoman, a pinched perpendicular figure, dropped the condemned structure of wire and net on the table at Lily’s side, and passed on to the next figure in the line.
Having made her final effort on Lily’s behalf, and landed her safely in Mme. Regina’s work-room, Mrs. Fisher seemed disposed to rest from her labours; and Lily, understanding the reason, could not condemn her.
She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.