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Definition accept without criticism; or approve of
  • Such behavior is permitted, but we certainly don't condone it.
condone = accept without criticism; or approve of
  • We cannot condone such behavior.
  • condone = approve of
  • I still very much believe in God—just not a god who condones human tithing.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • condones = approves of
  • I don't condone what you did, and I'm not saying it's okay, but I probably would've done it too.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • condone = approve of
  • I'm glad to say they did not condone her behaviour.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • condone = approve or accept
  • 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
  • condone = approve
  • Did their silence condone the lynching?
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • condone = allow (bad behavior) without taking a stand against it
  • I did not condone the operation
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • condone = approve of; or accept without criticism
  • How can she be a woman, not to mention a mother, and condone this sort of thing?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • condone = accept without criticism; or approve of
  • 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
  • condoning = accepting without taking a stand against it
  • She approved of Gerald associating with me... Forgave, at least. Or condoned.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • condoned = accepted
  • punishment coming, PEDE CLAUDO, years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • condoned = accepted without criticism
  • How could a school condone an organization like The Vigils?
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • condone = accept without taking a stand against
  • 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
  • condoned = approved of; or accepted
  •   "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
  • condone = accept without criticism; or approve of
  • No one shall ever say that I condoned immorality.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • condoned = accepted without criticism
  • "The Church does not condone it," the Bishop objected.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • And then she told him all—told him the truth word by word, without attempting to shield herself or condone her error.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Tarzan of the Apes
  • Katharine has entangled herself with this unknown lawyer; she has seen fit to condone Cassandra's conduct.
    Woolf, Virginia  --  Night and Day
  • A woman of Spanish blood does not condone such an injury so lightly.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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