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  • I did not condone the operation   (source)
    condone = approve of; or accept without criticism
  • "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.   (source)
    condone = accept without criticism; or approve of
  • punishment coming, PEDE CLAUDO, years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault.   (source)
    condoned = accepted without criticism
  • I don't think your Paul Edward would've condoned something like this and risked losing this place.†   (source)
  • We increased our pace; neither of our mothers would condone us coming home late.†   (source)
  • Having met the new Pope and many of the cardinals, Langdon knew they were deeply spiritual men who would never condone assassination.†   (source)
  • And my lord father never condoned the murder of prisoners after a battle.†   (source)
  • 'I don't condone what he did, Jordan, but I do see where he's coming from.†   (source)
  • We would have to condone some of their ideas, even today.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • I normally wouldn't condone that type of behavior in myself, but tomorrow would be complicated enough without me being loopy from sleep deprivation on top of everything else.†   (source)
  • He also announced that interpretation of the Koran since the Shi'ites" seedship days had definitely shown that the God of Islam would neither condone nor allow the slaughter of the innocent, no matter how many jihads were proclaimed by tinhorn heretics like the New Prophet.†   (source)
  • I don't condone this, although it usually happens in places where there are no bookstores or decent library facilities.†   (source)
  • I would not condone this.†   (source)
  • I sympathized with their situation, but I could not condone Matanzima's actions.†   (source)
  • No. The men needed to know I would not condone such acts.†   (source)
  • After years of watching women quietly accept abuse, it is cathartic to see someone like Usha lead a countercharge—even if we're uncomfortable with the bloody denouement and cannot condone murder.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Oddly; Marina condones Oswald's violence.†   (source)
  • Madison had committed the crime but Paquette, by representing him, condoned it.†   (source)
  • She neither resisted nor assisted him, her soul thereby announcing that it did not condone what was happening but had decided to remain neutral.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • All armies commit atrocities against their opponents, but these are usually isolated incidents not condoned by higher officials.†   (source)
  • No. It condoned.†   (source)
  • That any nation would condone, let alone license, such traffic, she found vile, just as she found abhorrent the French practice of arranged marriages among the rich and titled of society.†   (source)
  • Doesn't it mean I'm condoning it?†   (source)
  • If you think the American people would condone this game of poker ...†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The first order of business was to officially recognize and condone the alliance of the two peoples, though many on both sides were strongly opposed.†   (source)
  • "We will be going against entrenched sentiment regarding the black race and a system which has legally condoned slavery for more than two hundred years," Baldwin said.†   (source)
  • His reputation was not that of a man who would hire assassins or condone murder in the maintenance or expansion of his empire.†   (source)
  • But because we cannot condone your tactics of fear.†   (source)
  • I could sympathize with her loss but could not condone or defend the cause for which he died.†   (source)
  • No one shall ever say that I condoned immorality.   (source)
  • All of this was understood, and if not condoned, at least pardoned.†   (source)
  • None of that condoned what Peter had done'but still.†   (source)
  • I couldn't condone what Jacob and his friends, his pack, were doing.†   (source)
  • Because I'd feel like I was condoning it somehow.†   (source)
  • Jon was not about to condone the mockery.†   (source)
  • "If you're a practicing Catholic," Michael said to the governor, "how can you condone an execution?"†   (source)
  • Her life didn't allow for that kind of desire; society didn't condone it, either.†   (source)
  • No true knight would condone such wanton butchery.†   (source)
  • The Justin I knew would never have condoned such blasphemy.†   (source)
  • But that doesn't mean I condone it," he said.†   (source)
  • In other words, her soul did condone the proceedings, albeit covertly.†   (source)
  • One cannot hope to maintain one's life by accepting bribes to condone one's destruction.†   (source)
  • The werewolves existed to prevent the loss of human life, and here was rampant murder being condoned barely outside the packs' borders.†   (source)
  • Without being so bold as to condone premarital sex, and without being so naive as to think you're all chaste angels, I will give you this bit of advice about your sex lives.†   (source)
  • I don't know if we should condone their existence by doing this," a woman from the Zapopan Community Center countered.†   (source)
  • Something I would never condone.†   (source)
  • It should not be condoned!†   (source)
  • It condoned aggression.†   (source)
  • But Japanese authorities in Tokyo, including the Emperor, condoned a different set of rules to fight their war.†   (source)
  • If he hadn't refused to have anything at all to do with the man (he was not prepared for what happened and did not know what was condoned by law and what was not), he could at least have refused to drink wine with him as if they were friends!†   (source)
  • By keeping "peaceful" in this instance, we end up consenting to the destruction of all peace—for so long as we condone injustice by a small but powerful group, we condone the destruction of all social stability, all real peace, all trust in man's good intentions toward his fellow man.†   (source)
  • When Father John Coffield became a public figure because he went into voluntary exile from his diocese in protest against the racial injustices condoned there, he was accepted into the Chicago archdiocese.†   (source)
  • Inflexibly rigid in her own moral conduct, she condoned weaknesses in others.†   (source)
  • We cannot condone an outrageous sacrilege.†   (source)
  • Boss: However — I can't and will not accept, tolerate, condone this threat of a blood pollution.†   (source)
  • But he very early came to know a little of the poetry of Ben Jonson, whom Margaret looked on as a literary Falstaff, condoning, with the familiar weakness of the schoolmarm, his Gargantuan excess as a pardonable whimsy of genius.†   (source)
  • I did not even demand, mind, as one of my obscure origin might have been expected to do (or at least be condoned in the doing) out of ignorance of gentility in dealing with gentleborn people.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • know about the others) has been in love and not discovered the vain evanescence of the fleshly encounter; who has not had to realise that when the brief all is done you must retreat from both love and pleasure, gather up your own rubbish and refuse—the hats and pants and shoes which you drag through the world—and retreat since the gods condone and practise these and the dreamy immeasurable coupling which floats oblivious above the trammelling and harried instant, the: was-not is: war is a perquisite only of balloony and weightless elephants and whales: but maybe if there were sin too maybe you would not be permitted to escape, uncouple, return.†   (source)
  • That was why it did not matter to either of them which one did the talking, since it was not the talking alone which did it, performed and accomplished the overpassing, but some happy marriage of speaking and hearing wherein each before the demand, the requirement, forgave condoned and forgot the faulting of the other—faultings both in the creating of this shade whom they discussed (rather, existed in) and in the hearing and sifting and discarding the false and conserving what seemed true, or fit the preconceived—in order to overpass to love, where there might be paradox and inconsistency but nothing fault nor false.†   (source)
  • could have given it to him, but came just with that sober and quiet bemusement, hoping maybe (if he hoped at all, if he were doing anything but just thinking out loud at all) that the legal mind might perceive and clarify that initial mistake which he still insisted on, which he himself had not been able to find: 'I was faced with condoning a fact which had been foisted upon me without my knowledge during the process of building toward my design, which meant the absolute and irrevocable negation of the design; or in holding to my original plan for the design in pursuit of which I had incurred this negation.†   (source)
  • That was evidently the crime of crimes, the one offence there was no condoning nor overlooking.†   (source)
  • He was in the habit of condoning her cruelty by the thought of her stupidity.†   (source)
  • Often he got into scrapes, but they were the manly scrapes that are easily condoned.†   (source)
  • She never condoned one of his deeds or even his intentions.†   (source)
  • A woman of Spanish blood does not condone such an injury so lightly.†   (source)
  • I'll forgive you and condone everything!†   (source)
  • If the meat was to be used, even given to the hungry people of the world, then the slaughter might be condoned.†   (source)
  • As was the custom in old-fashioned Episcopalian New York, she usually accompanied her parents to church on Sunday afternoons; but Mrs. Welland condoned her truancy, having that very morning won her over to the necessity of a long engagement, with time to prepare a hand-embroidered trousseau containing the proper number of dozens.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And then it occurred to me suddenly that my parents could not fail to experience the same emotions, that they must find themselves sharing my point of view, that they perceived in their turn, that they condoned, that they even embraced my visionary longings, and I was as wretched as though I had ravished and corrupted the innocence of their hearts.†   (source)
  • You can't condone it now!†   (source)
  • He could see all this now clearly, although by no means condoning Clyde's deed in any way—far from it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • —to back up her husband, see them through—not to "desert" them, as she called it—in fact to induce the whole family to cover and condone their monstrous dishonour.†   (source)
  • Of course it was shocking for a married woman to borrow money—and Lily was expertly aware of the implication involved—but still, it was the mere MALUM PROHIBITUM which the world decries but condones, and which, though it may be punished by private vengeance, does not provoke the collective disapprobation of society.†   (source)
  • They have requested me to send in my resignation on account of my scandalous conduct in giving my tortured wife her liberty—or, as they call it, condoning her adultery.†   (source)
  • 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!"†   (source)
  • 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 Priapus.†   (source)
  • His mother laughed condoningly.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • BLOOM: Lapses are condoned.†   (source)
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