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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
  • I did not condone the operation
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • When the doctor himself finally came in, every one of these people gave him a look like the whole thing had been planned by him, or at least condoned and authorized.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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  • I refuse to believe that so modern and civilized a young man as you seem to be harbors romantic ideas about the value of human life. Surely your experiences in the war —" He stopped.

    "Did not make me condone cold-blooded murder," finished Rainsford stiffly.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • How can she be a woman, not to mention a mother, and condone this sort of thing?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • In Aimee’s opinion it would have been condoning sin to let Sandi and her illegitimate son stay there for free.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • So instead of acknowledging applause, I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • punishment coming, PEDE CLAUDO, years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • How could a school condone an organization like The Vigils?
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War

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  • Did their silence condone the lynching?
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • She approved of Gerald associating with me... Forgave, at least. Or condoned.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • No. It condoned.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I still very much believe in God—just not a god who condones human tithing.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Because I’d feel like I was condoning it somehow.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But because we cannot condone your tactics of fear.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "I don’t think your Paul Edward would’ve condoned something like this and risked losing this place.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Doesn’t it mean I’m condoning it?"
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I could sympathize with her loss but could not condone or defend the cause for which he died.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He seemed rather embarrassed at being caught in the act of condoning acts of paganism, as it were, but brushed it off as merely a local observance with historical color, like the Wearing of the Green.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Because, I mean, I just couldn’t put up with it," said Xandra, in a tone suggesting that my mother had condoned, and encouraged, my dad’s alcoholism.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • We cannot condone an outrageous sacrilege.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A woman of Spanish blood does not condone such an injury so lightly.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • We increased our pace; neither of our mothers would condone us coming home late.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Having met the new Pope and many of the cardinals, Langdon knew they were deeply spiritual men who would never condone assassination.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It condoned aggression.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • That was evidently the crime of crimes, the one offence there was no condoning nor overlooking.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • ’I don’t condone what he did, Jordan, but I do see where he’s coming from.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • We would have to condone some of their ideas, even today.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The werewolves existed to prevent the loss of human life, and here was rampant murder being condoned barely outside the packs’ borders.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • As much as she didn’t want to condone what happened, watching Will completely dismantle the three of them made her feel just a bit safer when she was with him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • She knew the general doctrine on sex, held by people in one form or another, the doctrine that sex was an ugly weakness of man’s lower nature, to be condoned regretfully.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Without waiting for Momma’s thanks, he rode out of the yard, sure that things were as they should be and that he was a gentle squire, saving those deserving serfs from the laws of the land, which he condoned.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • BLOOM: Lapses are condoned.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Inflexibly rigid in her own moral conduct, she condoned weaknesses in others.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The men needed to know I would not condone such acts.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • In time the town either forgot or condoned, because Hines was an old man and harmless, that which in a young man it would have crucified.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • I don’t condone this, although it usually happens in places where there are no bookstores or decent library facilities.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Then he felt a jealousy which be could never have believed possible awakening within him, a jealousy which made him redden with shame and indignation: "One might condone the captain, but this one!"
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Often he got into scrapes, but they were the manly scrapes that are easily condoned.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • All armies commit atrocities against their opponents, but these are usually isolated incidents not condoned by higher officials.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • "You can’t condone it now!"
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I sympathized with their situation, but I could not condone Matanzima’s actions.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He could see all this now clearly, although by no means condoning Clyde’s deed in any way—far from it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The Boss had had everything from the Nordic Nymph to the household-hints columnist on the Chronicle in his life, and Sadie hadn’t been exactly condoning—for Sadie did not have a con doning nature—but a peculiar accommodation had finally been reached.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • It accepts everything royally; it is not too particular about its Venus; its Callipyge is Hottentot; provided that it is made to laugh, it condones; ugliness cheers it, deformity provokes it to laughter, vice diverts it; be eccentric and you may be an eccentric; even hypocrisy, that supreme cynicism, does not disgust it; it is so literary that it does not hold its nose before Basile, and is no more scandalized by the prayer of Tartuffe than Horace was repelled by the "hiccup" of…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But since she found that Mrs Brand had condoned that offence, she imagined that they could not have been very serious secrets that Mr Brand had told.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • But with a man of George Dorset’s temper there could be no thought of condonation—the possessor of his wife’s letters could overthrow with a touch the whole structure of her existence.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • "If you’re a practicing Catholic," Michael said to the governor, "how can you condone an execution?"
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • She neither resisted nor assisted him, her soul thereby announcing that it did not condone what was happening but had decided to remain neutral.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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