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condemn
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The House of Mirth
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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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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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