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condemn -- as in: was condemned to life in prison
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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
  • The murderer was condemned to death by injection.
  • Her devotion to her sick husband condemned her to a lonely existence
  • He was condemned to ten years in prison.
  • Excellency, she is condemned a witch.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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  • The Governor is standing there as always, his empty palm outstretched, looking sad and forlorn in the fading evening light, as though he’s a beggar, forever condemned to ask for alms.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • "It wasn’t because I’d been condemned to death," he said,
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • I’ll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • According to the law ... prisoner Number... is condemned to death.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The condemned to death, I knew, perished usually at...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • ...had been already tried by a summary court and condemned to death;
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd

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  • I pitied all poor souls that were condemned to sail in her.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • It is the law, not I, condemns your brother:
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • April is condemned with the rest of us; Adam is to be saved.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • By ten o’clock, all the condemned were outside.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • There were no longer any questions of wealth, of social distinction, and importance, only people all condemned to the same fate — still unknown.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The Church, sharp-eyed as it must be when gods long dead are brought to life, condemned these orgies as witchcraft and interpreted them rightly, as a resurgence of the Dionysiac forces it had crushed long before.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • PROCTOR, holding back a full condemnation of her: It is a fault, it is a fault, Elizabeth—you’re the mistress here, not Mary Warren.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • It is my wife you be condemning now.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • PROCTOR: And so condemned her?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • MARY WARREN, now a little strained, seeing his stubborn doubt: Why, they must when she condemned herself.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • HALE: His wife’s Rebecca that were condemned this morning.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • FRANCIS: I— DANFORTH: And seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • They came back with the condemned man between them.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • At a sign from the head of the camp, the Lagerkapo advanced toward the condemned man.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The condemner and the condemned.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It is the law, for he could not be condemned a wizard without he answer the indictment, aye or nay.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Danforth, now sensing trouble, glances at John and goes to the table, and picks up a sheet—the list of condemned.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • When the selection came, he was condemned in advance, offering his own neck to the executioner.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • HALE: Excellency, it is a natural lie to tell; I beg you, stop now before another is condemned! I may shut my conscience to it no more—private vengeance is working through this testimony!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Her strange behavior condemned her in they eyes of the community.
  • In one ultimate moment of lucidity it seemed to me that we were damned souls wandering in the half-world, souls condemned to wander through space till the generations of man came to an end, seeing their redemption, seeking their oblivion without hope of finding it.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
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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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