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as in: She condemned their plan Define
express strong criticism
  • We condemn racism wherever it is found.
  • She condemned his behavior as reckless.

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  • The United Nations condemned North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons.
  • But it wasn’t for me to condemn him or the others.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But somewhere along the way somebody wrote a new set of rules condemning all that.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • I have had the satisfaction of having many who once condemned me thank me heartily for my frank words.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Condemn the fault and not the actor of it!
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • ...has taken root in my condemnation of my husband and my determination for revenge.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • In your statement you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • The condemner and the condemned.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • Was she rebuking me for those things she had grown to condemn in herself?
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
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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

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  • He was condemned to ten years in prison.
  • Excellency, she is condemned a witch.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • 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: condemned the building Define
an official government finding that a building is not suitable to be occupied
  • The building was condemned by the inspector.
  • Homeless people used to sleep there, but the building was condemned as unsafe and torn down.

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  • Since then Deering Highlands has been a ghost town: avoided, forgotten, condemned.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
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  • Others, too, condemn the company you keep.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • They condemned such as they found guilty of great crimes to work their whole lives in quarries, or to dig in mines with chains about them.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia

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  • I didn’t mind being condemned; if anything, my weakness in certain areas kept my mind off my inner struggles.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Every rule of fair representation condemns the principle that gives Rhode Island equal power with Massachusetts or Connecticut or New York.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • To get supporters, the opponents of the new Constitution will loudly and bitterly condemn it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • He made that choice, and I am not condemning him for it.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Up and down the door I could see the words desperate / relentless / condemned / empowered.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Or would you condemn me too, and call it mother’s madness?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Her dwarf brother was down in the black cells, condemned to die this very day.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • For criminals condemned to die upon the sands, the pits represent a judgment by battle, a last chance for a man to prove his innocence.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons

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  • How can I ask Lord Wyman to condemn his son to death?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • And she would look warily, appealingly, into the faces of friends to see if she could find there traces of their condemnation of her.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • That was why he looked at the young man with a speculative frowning look, not condemning him, only wary and on the alert.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • For Mary was never shocked, never condemned, never told tales.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Yet they had been condemned to die.
    Velma Wallis  --  Two Old Women
  • "I just condemned the people of New England to aerial bombardment," the President said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • It condemns him to wakefulness.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • "I’m not familiar with the author," she said, thus condemning the book forever.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • —should be aware of how inexcusable it is to condemn any single people for anything!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I wasn’t prepared to meet a condemned man.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The patient was a Burmese man, a cobbler who was found stealing from the supply tent and who was condemned to death by beheading.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The engineers condemned everything "within a hundred-yard radius of the focal point of the sinkhole," which was right under Portable 19.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • He makes a production of getting out of his seat, then drags his feet up the aisle like a condemned man approaching a noose.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Condemned to die, he begged to be beheaded like a gentleman, rather than hanged as a felon.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I was condemned to hear all out: finally, he reached the ’FIRST OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • If she is condemned, I never shall know joy more.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • On the front porch where she had come to weigh them quietly with her eyes, her quietness a condemnation, the woman stood motionless.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Better for ninetynine guilty to escape than for one innocent person to be wrongfully condemned.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Why was I always suffering, always browbeaten, always accused, for ever condemned?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • — Thy substance, valued at the highest rate, Cannot amount unto a hundred marks: Therefore by law thou art condemn’d to die.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • Yes, truly is he, and condemn’d upon’t.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall: Some run from brakes of vice, and answer none, And some condemned for a fault alone.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • I have a brother is condemn’d to die; I do beseech you, let it be his fault, And not my brother.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • He went in like a man condemned to death.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I don’t condemn her for it, I don’t blame her, for the one thing left her is recollection of the past, and all the rest is dust and ashes.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Perhaps public opinion is wrong in condemning one sex, and excusing the other.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • The women who do go are condemned for it afterwards in the newspapers.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • And I’ve heard say Mr. Bulstrode condemns Mrs. Vincy beyond anything for her flightiness, and spoiling her children so.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I understand such feelings in others, and if never having felt them I cannot approve of them, neither do I condemn them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The French fashion—of the parents arranging their children’s future—was not accepted; it was condemned.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He was condemned to death as a whiteboy.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • But you told me yesterday that you had received the report from the Commission, and that it entirely condemned the whole thing.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • In his condemnation he is all ferocity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Again, the dreaded Sunday comes round, and I file into the old pew first, like a guarded captive brought to a condemned service.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • You can have been personally acquainted with very few of a set of men you condemn so conclusively.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Why did Gregor have to be the only one condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly suspicious at the slightest shortcoming?
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • I will keep your confession, and if McCarthy is condemned I shall be forced to use it.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I burnt it, for fear that even a fragment should remain; for that letter must have led to your condemnation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The attack which has just passed away, condemns me forever to the walls of a prison.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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