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condemn as in:  She condemned their plan

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  • The United Nations condemned North Korea's development of nuclear weapons.
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • She condemned his behavior as reckless.
  • When my father condemned doctors as minions of Satan, Richard turned to Kami and gave a small laugh, as if Dad were joking.   (source)
  • Max made his way to Munich and Molching, and now he sat in a stranger's kitchen, asking for the help he craved and suffering the condemnation he felt he deserved.   (source)
    condemnation = strong criticism
  • The next day he went on a live show on the Voice of America and angrily condemned the attacks.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • London's fervent condemnation of capitalist society, his glorification of the primordial world, his championing of the great unwashed, all of it mirrored McCandless's passions.   (source)
    condemnation = strong criticism
  • A moment's silence passed, and then Stacey, his eyes cold and condemning, said quietly, "It was you all right, T.J. It was you."   (source)
    condemning = expressing strong criticism
  • He condemned openly Mr. Brown's policy of compromise and accommodation.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • The condemner and the condemned.   (source)
    condemner = someone who expresses strong criticism
  • The derisive laughter that rose had fear in it and condemnation.   (source)
    condemnation = strong criticism
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  • On the front porch where she had come to weigh them quietly with her eyes, her quietness a condemnation, the woman stood motionless.   (source)
    condemnation = expression of strong criticism
  • PROCTOR: Why'd you let her? You heard me forbid her to go to Salem any more!
    ELIZABETH: I couldn't stop her.
    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.   (source)
    condemnation = complete disapproval
  • Don't condemn me, but think of me as a person who sometimes reaches the bursting point!   (source)
    condemn = criticize
  • It was Louis Sullivan who first and most loudly condemned the fair's influence on architecture, but only late in his life and long after Burnham's death.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • An athlete who gets caught cheating is generally condemned, but most fans at least appreciate his motive: he wanted so badly to win that he bent the rules.   (source)
  • ...has taken root in my condemnation of my husband and my determination for revenge.   (source)
    condemnation = expression of strong criticism
  • In your statement you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • But somewhere along the way somebody wrote a new set of rules condemning all that.   (source)
    condemning = expressing strong criticism
  • But it wasn't for me to condemn him or the others.   (source)
    condemn = to strongly criticize
  • At some table a document is signed by some persons whom none of us knows, and then for years together that very crime on which formerly the world's condemnation and severest penalty fall, becomes our highest aim.   (source)
    condemnation = strong criticism
  • If this be an ordered selfishness, then we should pause before we condemn any one for the vice of egoism, for there may be deeper root for its causes than we have knowledge of.   (source)
    condemn = criticize
  • I have had the satisfaction of having many who once condemned me thank me heartily for my frank words.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • They little guessed what deadly purport lurked in those self-condemning words.   (source)
    condemning = expressing strong criticism of
  • Looking at the blur of heads, down there in the audience — the older heads — I could imagine a miasma of old spite, old envy, old condemnation, rising up from them as if from a cooling swamp.†   (source)
  • The Count shook his head in condemnation of his own behavior.†   (source)
  • No thundering from a pulpit, no condemnation from bad churches, no peer pressure, just a book of scripture quietly waiting to say hello, as gentle and powerful as a little girl's kiss on your cheek.†   (source)
  • He survived a guilty verdict, death row, and the wrongful condemnation of an entire state.†   (source)
  • He'd been, at best, an anguished editorialist; he was incapable of fully indulging himself when it came to condemnation.†   (source)
  • Mr. Reagan has been caught with his pants down, too— but the American people reserve their moral condemnation for sexual misconduct.†   (source)
  • He said, 'There is a power so organized, so subtle, so complete, so pervasive, that none had better speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.'†   (source)
  • Had they been tricked into condemnation?†   (source)
  • Her voice held all the shock and condemnation of the small town, I thought critically.†   (source)
  • Stones were being raised by seventy hands when l shouted, knowing that it was either my last chance or my final condemnation.†   (source)
  • I don't do humiliation, or guilt, or condemnation.†   (source)
  • So Baby Suggs, holy, having devoted her freed life to harmony, was buried amid a regular dance of pride, fear, condemnation and spite.†   (source)
  • "I would not presume to say," said the girl's mother, oblique condemnation, "what sort of friend your friend is."†   (source)
  • Nor did they put much stock in international condemnation, which lumped them in the same category as the other tyrannies of the region, because it seemed a small price to pay for the defeat of Marxism.†   (source)
  • "You would think that criticism would be the worst," Gottman says, "because criticism is a global condemnation of a person's character.†   (source)
  • And meatpacking plants would not be required to test for E. coli 0157:H7, a pathogen whose discovery might lead to immediate condemnation of their meat.†   (source)
  • Avoiding international condemnation was the authorities' principal goal.†   (source)
  • Her living arrangement was a source of endless condemnation on both sides of the tracks, but it didn't seem to bother either Sallie or Lucien.†   (source)
  • I suppose I dont consider that to be the condemnation you do.†   (source)
  • She was always polite to him, but he sensed a silent condemnation behind even her most innocent words.†   (source)
  • "I heard you was a ladies' man," Dan said, as if it were a condemnation of some sort.†   (source)
  • A condemnation of the article?†   (source)
  • Miss Sessions's lips sucked in with that singular, half-reluctant expression of condemnation which was becoming fairly familiar to Johnnie.†   (source)
  • There was no overt or subtle condemnation.†   (source)
  • Clevinger agreed with ex-P. F.C. Wintergreen that it was Yossarian's job to get killed over Bologna and was livid with condemnation when Yossarian confessed that it was he who had moved the bomb line and caused the mission to be canceled.†   (source)
  • Her bloodshot eyes sparked with happy condemnation.†   (source)
  • She expected him to express disgust or condemnation at her actions, but instead he gave her an appraising look and his lips curved in a small, knowing smile.†   (source)
  • Maybe she could not make her husband do what she wanted him to do, but through her piety and good works she not only saved him from the condemnation brought about by his polluted acts, she also helped her whole family reach nirvana.†   (source)
  • Criticism, indeed condemnation, of Kagame's government was widespread, but far from universal.†   (source)
  • The public condemnation was corrosive.†   (source)
  • And you realize that condemnation will mean death.†   (source)
  • This condemnation of technology is ingratitude, that's what it is.†   (source)
  • We must consider it soberly, avoiding the extremes of total condemnation or of reckless agreement.†   (source)
  • 'Fear of peer pressure, or scoffing condemnation, I imagine.†   (source)
  • He seemed to invite condemnation and death.†   (source)
  • How difficult it is for error to escape its own condemnation!†   (source)
  • What bitterness was behind this I do not know, or what condemnation of his powerlessness to feed his children; but this I do know: his spirit was very strong, and he was an upright man.†   (source)
  • The detractors of Varuna were not so numerous, however, for it was common knowledge that he deserved the title Just, and his condemnation could easily be construed to reflect upon the worth of its speaker, so few spoke of him beyond the days immediately following his going.†   (source)
  • It had not taken Hodge long to see what no doubt he'd been subtly aware of all his life, that those who called his father an idealist were snatching at words to express a feeling that had nothing to do with the word they happened to get hold of: the old man was in blunt truth superior, an implicit condemnation of men who were not; in short, a source of unrest.†   (source)
  • There is condemnation in his face, mingled now with the beginning of an old weary, helpless resignation.†   (source)
  • The petition was a rambling, disjointed diatribe, almost more of a condemnation of Mrs. Brown than a vehicle to retain me as teacher.†   (source)
  • A shudder at the condemnation ran through the tree
    Even as a spark of lightning runs down a rod.†   (source)
  • Here were the women who had been the cause of her aunt's most passionate condemnation of her father?†   (source)
  • The country has so bad an opinion of the President, which he fully deserves, that it expects his condemnation.†   (source)
  • And she would look warily, appealingly, into the faces of friends to see if she could find there traces of their condemnation of her.†   (source)
  • It is this, for example, that makes Tjaden spoon down his ham-and-pea soup in such tearing haste when an enemy attack is reported, simply because he cannot be sure that in an hour's time he will be alive. We have discussed it at length, whether it is right or not to do so. Kat condemns it, because, he says, a man has to reckon with the possibility of an abdominal wound, and that is more dangerous on a full stomach than on an empty one.   (source)
    condemns = expresses strong criticism of
  • You can have been personally acquainted with very few of a set of men you condemn so conclusively.   (source)
    condemn = criticize
  • Had his choice been less unexceptionable, I should have condemned his persevering.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • "I accept your limitation," said Van Helsing, "and all I ask of you is that if you feel it necessary to condemn any act of mine, you will first consider it well and be satisfied that it does not violate your reservations."   (source)
    condemn = criticize
  • There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!   (source)
  • To be finding herself, perhaps within three days, transported to Mansfield, was an image of the greatest felicity, but it would have been a material drawback to be owing such felicity to persons in whose feelings and conduct, at the present moment, she saw so much to condemn: the sister's feelings, the brother's conduct, her cold-hearted ambition, his thoughtless vanity.   (source)
  • But reflection brought better feelings, and shewed her that Mrs. Grant was entitled to respect, which could never have belonged to her; and that, had she received even the greatest, she could never have been easy in joining a scheme which, considering only her uncle, she must condemn altogether.   (source)
  • Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or (smiling) of something else.   (source)
    condemned = strongly criticized
  • Mr. Yates might consider it only as a vexatious interruption for the evening, and Mr. Rushworth might imagine it a blessing; but every other heart was sinking under some degree of self-condemnation or undefined alarm, every other heart was suggesting, "What will become of us? what is to be done now?"   (source)
    condemnation = strong criticism
  • You cannot find that through guilt or condemnation or coercion, only through a relationship of love.†   (source)
  • Perhaps these disappearances are missions of mercy, not of condemnation!†   (source)
  • Now he looks at me with hurt and anger, searching for condemnation from me.†   (source)
  • Denver had taught herself to take pride in the condemnation Negroes heaped on them; the assumption that the haunting was done by an evil thing looking for more.†   (source)
  • And in the end, it was just mercy toward others that allowed him to recover a life worth celebrating, a life that rediscovered the love and freedom that all humans desire, a life that overcame death and condemnation until it was time to die on God's schedule.†   (source)
  • Lillian Taylor, who taught English at the high school, wrote back in angry condemnation of the "spirit of small-mindedness evident in the letters of Mr. Walker Coleman and Mr. Ingmar Sigurdson, two well-known islanders who quite obviously have lost their grip on their senses while in the grip of war hysteria."†   (source)
  • When the drivers noted the Count's approach, the expression on one's face was a knowing smirk and on the other's a look of condemnation— having both concluded that the gentleman had a drunken girl in his arms.†   (source)
  • According to Dr. Russell Cross, head of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, "The presence of bacteria in raw meat, including E. coli 0157:H7, although undesirable, is unavoidable, and not cause for condemnation of the product."†   (source)
  • He noticed that the puppets of the courtroom had started by glancing at him in the sly, wise manner of fellow conspirators sharing a common guilt, mutually safe from moral condemnation.†   (source)
  • Otis had praised Pollard in print since his initial condemnation of his ride in the Santa Anita Handicap, even suggesting that he may have been wrong in attributing the loss to the jockey.†   (source)
  • The mere word was anathema to him, and he stormed back and forth in excoriating condemnation, shaking a piercing finger of rebuke in the guilt-ridden faces of Colonel Cathcart, Colonel Korn and the poor battle-scarred captain with the submachine gun who commanded the M.P.s. Is this Russia?†   (source)
  • Then it occurred to her that there might be a way to avoid the condemnation she saw in Tomas's infidelities: all he had to do was take her along, take her with him when he went to see his mistresses!†   (source)
  • He drove past the empty lot on Adams, mumbled vile words in condemnation of the cowards who torched his home and managed a few choice ones for the insurance company as well, then sped away.†   (source)
  • She rocked the baby energetically as if the motions of her body could build up a wall against the girl's silent condemnation.†   (source)
  • In the aftermath of 1988 — the massacres of Burundian Tutsis and counter-massacres of Hutus — there had been international condemnation of Burundi's military government.†   (source)
  • Bill West said he'd heard the FBI had just raided the offices of two supervisors down in Polk County, a notoriously corrupt place, and this ignited a round of condemnation from almost everyone but Jake and Dell.†   (source)
  • And while throwing her head up, resentment in her eyes to meet the sternness in his, while feeling certain that his was a glance of condemnation and hostility, she heard herself asking him, a tone of smiling defiance in her voice: "What do you like about me?"†   (source)
  • To some extent the romantic condemnation of rationality stems from the very effectiveness of rationality in uplifting men from primitive conditions.†   (source)
  • His manner was that of dealing with the normal and the natural, it suggested a sense of safety, it held no tone of condemnation, but a hint of comradeship, a comradeship based-for both of them-on self-contempt.†   (source)
  • Plato's condemnation of the Sophists is one which many scholars have already taken with great misgivings.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus began to wonder how all this condemnation of "what you like" ever seemed such a natural objection in the first place.†   (source)
  • -it does and I am...She lay on her back, her palms pressed to the sheet at her sides, to stop herself from rising and walking into his room, knowing that she was capable even of that...It's not I, it's a body I can neither endure nor control...But somewhere within her, not as words, but as a radiant point of stillness, there was the presence of the judge who seemed to observe her, not in stern condemnation any longer, but in approval and amusement, as if saying: Your body?†   (source)
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condemn as in:  was condemned to life in prison

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  • He was condemned to ten years in prison.
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • For two tributes to have a shot at winning, our "romance" must be so popular with the audience that condemning it would jeopardize the success of the Games.   (source)
    condemning = forcing it to end
  • Stanley wondered if this was how a condemned man felt on his way to the electric chair, appreciating all of the good things in life for the last time.   (source)
    condemned = found guilty and facing punishment
  • Now he was condemned to crawl through the filth of a pig's sty, picking up feces with his bare hands and cramming handfuls of the animal's feed into his mouth to save himself from starving to death.   (source)
    condemned = forced into an undesired situation
  • He thought of the rules he had broken so far: enough that if he were caught, now, he would be condemned.   (source)
    condemned = found guilty and punished
  • He condemned the commander to death without honor.   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • Can we condemn her to a life imprisonment just to satisfy our own greed?   (source)
    condemn = force into an undesired situation
  • He is an exile, condemned for seven years to live in a strange land.   (source)
    condemned = forced (into an undesired situation)
  • 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.   (source)
    condemned = forced into an undesired situation
  • On the other side of the island, swathed at midday with mirage, defended by the shield of the quiet lagoon, one might dream of rescue; but here, faced by the brute obtuseness of the ocean, the miles of division, one was clamped down, one was helpless, one was condemned, one was— Simon was speaking almost in his ear.   (source)
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  • DANFORTH: And seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature?   (source)
    condemned = sentenced (assigned legal punishment)
  • April is condemned with the rest of us; Adam is to be saved.   (source)
    condemned = forced into a bad situation
  • Eleven years ago you created a legend about three men who had been condemned to death for treachery.   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • Nothing stirs; listless and wretched, like a condemned man, I sit there and the past withdraws itself.   (source)
    condemned = sentenced to death
  • "It wasn't because I'd been condemned to death," he said,   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • ...had been already tried by a summary court and condemned to death;   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced someone to punishment
  • I pitied all poor souls that were condemned to sail in her.   (source)
    condemned = forced (into an undesired activity or situation)
  • "It is required of every man," the Ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death."   (source)
    condemned = forced (into an undesired situation)
  • I'll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death.   (source)
    condemn = sentence (assign legal punishment)
  • The condemned to death, I knew, perished usually at...   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (given legal punishment)
  • If she is condemned, I never shall know joy more.   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty and sentenced to punishment
  • Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself.   (source)
    condemn = force into an undesired situation
  • And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.   (source)
    condemn = sentence to death
  • It is the law, for he could not be condemned a wizard without he answer the indictment, aye or nay.   (source)
    condemned = found guilty (of being)
  • HALE: His wife's Rebecca that were condemned this morning.   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty
  • The condemner and the condemned.   (source)
    condemned = forced into an undesired activity or situation -- such as to legally sentence someone to punishment  OR  found guilty -- especially in court  OR  provided the means to find guilty
  • And your own words, and your own thoughts, and your own deeds, are going to condemn you as you stand before God on that day.   (source)
    condemn = find guilty
  • It is my wife you be condemning now.   (source)
    condemning = sentencing to legal punishment
  • When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw no one but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?   (source)
    condemned = sentenced to death
  • Excellency, she is condemned a witch.   (source)
    condemned = found guilty (of being)
  • Expecting to learn that he was condemned to execution, he was told something else: A Japanese navy ship was coming to Kwajalein, and he was going to be put on it and taken to a POW camp in Yokohama, Japan.   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • MARY WARREN, now a little strained, seeing his stubborn doubt: Why, they must when she condemned herself.   (source)
    condemned = proved guilty
  • Danforth, now sensing trouble, glances at John and goes to the table, and picks up a sheet—the list of condemned.   (source)
    condemned = people found guilty and assigned legal punishment
  • 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!   (source)
    condemned = sentenced to legal punishment
  • MARY WARREN: Aye, but then Judge Hathorne say, “Recite for us your commandments!”—leaning avidly toward them—and of all the ten she could not say a single one. She never knew no commandments, and they had her in a flat lie!
    PROCTOR: And so condemned her?   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty
  • It is a great brotherhood, which adds something of the good-fellowship of the folk-song, of the feeling of solidarity of convicts, and of the desperate loyalty to one another of men condemned to death, to a condition of life arising out of the midst of danger, out of the tension and forlornness of death—seeking in a wholly unpathetic way a fleeting enjoyment of the hours as they come.   (source)
    condemned = forced into a bad situation
  • Goldstein was the renegade and backslider who once, long ago (how long ago, nobody quite remembered), had been one of the leading figures of the Party, almost on a level with Big Brother himself, and then had engaged in counter-revolutionary activities, had been condemned to death, and had mysteriously escaped and disappeared.   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • Do you also join with my enemies to crush me, to condemn me as a murderer?   (source)
    condemn = find guilty and punish
  • Shall I respect man when he condemns me?   (source)
    condemns = forces into a bad situation
  • The ballots had been thrown; they were all black, and Justine was condemned.   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty
  • "That evidence," he observed, "was hardly required in so glaring a case, but I am glad of it, and, indeed, none of our judges like to condemn a criminal upon circumstantial evidence, be it ever so decisive."   (source)
    condemn = legally find guilty and punish
  • I leave a sad and bitter world; and if you remember me and think of me as of one unjustly condemned, I am resigned to the fate awaiting me.   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty
  • The guilty are allowed, by human laws, bloody as they are, to speak in their own defence before they are condemned.   (source)
  • I also am unfortunate; I and my family have been condemned, although innocent; judge, therefore, if I do not feel for your misfortunes.   (source)
  • He was tried and condemned to death.   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  • They remained confined for five months before the trial took place, the result of which deprived them of their fortune and condemned them to a perpetual exile from their native country.   (source)
    condemned = forced (into an undesired situation)
  • The injustice of his sentence was very flagrant; all Paris was indignant; and it was judged that his religion and wealth rather than the crime alleged against him had been the cause of his condemnation.   (source)
    condemnation = being found legally guilty
  • I could not sustain the horror of my situation, and when I perceived that the popular voice and the countenances of the judges had already condemned my unhappy victim, I rushed out of the court in agony.   (source)
    condemned = found guilty
  • I beg permission to have a few witnesses examined concerning my character, and if their testimony shall not overweigh my supposed guilt, I must be condemned, although I would pledge my salvation on my innocence.   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty
  • William and Justine were assassinated, and the murderer escapes; he walks about the world free, and perhaps respected. But even if I were condemned to suffer on the scaffold for the same crimes, I would not change places with such a wretch.   (source)
    condemned = legally sentenced (to punishment)
  •   Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee;
      Obey, and go with me; for thou must die.   (source)
    condemned = found legally guilty
  • It is the law, not I, condemns your brother:   (source)
    condemns = that finds guilty and sentences to punishment
  •   And here I stand, both to impeach and purge
      Myself condemned and myself excus'd.   (source)
    condemned = found guilty
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condemn as in:  condemned the building

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  • Homeless people used to sleep there, but the building was condemned and torn down.
  • I began to dread those calls, since every time we heard from them, there was a new problem: a mudslide had washed away what was left of the stairs; our neighbors the Freemans were trying to get the house condemned; Maureen had fallen off the porch and gashed her head.   (source)
    condemned = an official government finding that a building is not suitable to be occupied
  • Since then Deering Highlands has been a ghost town: avoided, forgotten, condemned.   (source)
    condemned = declared not suitable for occupation
  • On the inside it's an abandoned police station; from the outside, mundanes only see a condemned apartment building, or a vacant lot, or…   (source)
  • These buildings were condemned, practically abandoned.   (source)
  • DEVGRU often partners with business owners or local government officials to use old or condemned buildings as training facilities...   (source)
  • Several buildings were decorated with vicious graffiti, broken glass, and the tattered signs the city used to condemn them.   (source)
    condemn = mark them as unsuitable for occupation
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  • You'd condemn the rest along with them?†   (source)
  • But let us not condemn the fellow too quickly.†   (source)
  • Condemn him?†   (source)
  • If you don't let technology help you, if you —resist good ideas, you condemn yourself to dinosaurhood!†   (source)
  • Then, like he could read my mind, he added, "And it's not fair to condemn him for something he hasn't done."†   (source)
  • In a few hours she'd be eating breakfast alongside Shay and Croy, and everyone else she had almost betrayed, almost condemned to the operation.†   (source)
  • The trial lasted just over a day, and the judge quickly condemned Herbert to death.†   (source)
  • Like a judge's gavel pounding again and again, condemning her.†   (source)
  • I thought about Gabe's spirit drifting forever in the Fields of Asphodel, or condemned to some hideous torture behind the barbed wire of the Fields of Punishment-an eternal poker game, sitting up to his waist in boiling oil listening to opera music.†   (source)
  • But the combined strength of the Keepers was way too much, forcing the condemned boy closer and closer to the edge of the Glade, just as the right wall was almost there.†   (source)
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  • According to Jewish custom, celibacy was condemned, and the obligation for a Jewish father was to find a suitable wife for his son.†   (source)
  • It is the decision of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures that the hippogriff Buckbeak, hereafter called the condemned, shall he executed on the sixth of June at sundown —" Careful not to blink, Harry stared up into Buckbeak's fierce orange eyes once more and bowed.†   (source)
  • I waited for it the way a condemned man waits for the executioner.†   (source)
  • Letters to the newspaper condemned the jury for its callousness and for sullying the name of justice in Savannah.†   (source)
  • We each took a step back, then another, until our shoulders met the wall, and we stood together like condemned prisoners before a firing squad.†   (source)
  • They're condemned.†   (source)
  • He knew how terrible the Waiting Room was — at the very mention of it he had broken into a cold sweat — and he had been the one to condemn Martina with a lie.†   (source)
  • But I won't be in such a hurry as to go in there while I still have what I think are reasonable doubts and condemn the defendant to the hangman's rope or fifty years in prison.†   (source)
  • He described his mutilations in a self-condemnatory, regretful tone; although he also confessed his slight vandalism of the sainted Mary Magdalene, I was amused to see that he offered no apologies to the nuns of St. Michael's—it was the tadpoles and toads he was sorry about.†   (source)
  • My note to Professorji had been properly self-condemning.†   (source)
  • Her father stands condemned.†   (source)
  • Something that clearly condemns me.†   (source)
  • She could begin now, setting it down as she had seen it, meeting the challenge by refusing to condemn her sister's shocking near-nakedness, in daylight, right by the house.†   (source)
  • I was waiting for it to happen, the way a condemned man must wait that last hundredth of a second for the guillotine to fall.†   (source)
  • I also recognize that I am ignorant in the ways of your culture and your people, and I cannot condemn you for the way you have governed them.†   (source)
  • He remembers my father, how he spent his wages and his dole while singing patriotic songs and making speeches from the dock like a condemned rebel.†   (source)
  • How could I condemn the evil landlords of the old society?†   (source)
  • You my brother, not condemning or judging.†   (source)
  • Condemned goods.†   (source)
  • The enormous amount of effort and skill required condemns anyone without the proper training to a quick death.†   (source)
  • For a year and a half now, I'd been condemned to the drudgery of a maid.†   (source)
  • "Do they often condemn people to death?" she asked quietly.†   (source)
  • The condemned were bound and hooded.†   (source)
  • We visited the houses she'd lived in as a child, most now boarded up with CONDEMNED signs out front.†   (source)
  • Around us were ruins, remains of a home which had been condemned and later ravaged by fire.†   (source)
  • You believe he will condemn most to an eternity of torment, away from His presence and apart from His love.†   (source)
  • The rain forces these men together in very uncomfortable (for the condemned man and the brother) circumstances.†   (source)
  • We are condemned to improvise.†   (source)
  • He had been organizing other ministers in Little Rock to speak out and condemn the governor for dispatching the troops.†   (source)
  • Aspen didn't either, and I wondered if our silence was helping us or condemning us.†   (source)
  • Though we may deplore and condemn such actions from a humane point of view, we still have to acknowledge their unconditional, relentless and irrevocable nature.†   (source)
  • I just don't know whether he's the condemned man or the executioner.†   (source)
  • They came in her yard anyway and she could not approve or condemn Sethe's rough choice.†   (source)
  • If I give him the pages, then I've condemned all of us Perry, too, and the entire world to destruction.†   (source)
  • Of the fact that the person who had revealed the corruption there was condemned to die, probably was already dead.†   (source)
  • Up and down the door I could see the words desperate / relentless / condemned / empowered.†   (source)
  • The UN condemned the invasion, demanded a withdrawal, placed economic sanctions on Iraq, and formed a blockade.†   (source)
  • Beans seemed anxious at first, then frantic, as if not finding Farquar would condemn him to being nine forever.†   (source)
  • Now, instead of her poetry, she's always reciting, Condemn me, it does not matter.†   (source)
  • Condemned for their lack of cash crops.†   (source)
  • And the words from a thousand memorial services flickered through my mind: "Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.†   (source)
  • Ferris was last to take the podium and happily assured the audience that the man condemned for having "wheels in his head" had gotten them out of his head and into the heart of the Midway Plaisance.†   (source)
  • Your word on this will condemn us or absolve us.†   (source)
  • It is indeed a sad commentary on both our countries that our mutual suspicions must condemn so many of our best young men to such hazards, when we know that some won't be coming back.†   (source)
  • Instead, he harassed me with condemnations.†   (source)
  • On behalf of our membership we strongly condemn your suppression of patriotism in the American School System.†   (source)
  • The words of Proverbs condemned me, but they also gave me hope.†   (source)
  • A short while before dawn he visited the condemned man in the room used as a cell.†   (source)
  • He makes a production of getting out of his seat, then drags his feet up the aisle like a condemned man approaching a noose.†   (source)
  • The shorter of the pair said: "You would blind yourself, too, and condemn us all to slow death.†   (source)
  • You stand condemned.†   (source)
  • But the idea of revising her life also frightened her, as if by imagination alone she were condemning what she did not like about herself or others.†   (source)
  • But it was a second filled with a lifetime like it is for the condemned Southerner in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, whose life passes before his eyes from the moment the hangman pulls the lever until the rope snaps his neck.†   (source)
  • If the priest, who had for so long been unwilling to condemn the Trementinas' doings, had taken a stand then surely that would lend courage to the villagers.†   (source)
  • He expressed his regret that the Army's action, whose purpose had been to eliminate the threat of a Marxist dictatorship, had condemned the country to a dictatorship far more severe, one that, to all evidence, was fated to last a century.†   (source)
  • He made that choice, and I am not condemning him for it.†   (source)
  • Maybe the cemetery was condemned and now off-limits.†   (source)
  • Condemned to the tunnels.†   (source)
  • What was it like to be a man, condemned to men?†   (source)
  • But enough of condemnations.†   (source)
  • Yet they had been condemned to die.†   (source)
  • Do you really think I'd overlook a detail as condemning as my height?†   (source)
  • Revisionists have condemned them as racists, economic parasites, and despoilers of the land.†   (source)
  • They came back, the condemned man between them.†   (source)
  • I knew that my colleagues upstairs would condemn my proposal, and that would kill my initiative even before it was born.†   (source)
  • They couldn't undo the trauma Woineshet suffered, but the moral support was important to her and her father—reassurance when virtually everyone around them condemned the family for breaching tradition.†   (source)
  • The highlight had been a group interview with Jerry Ray Mason, a condemned killer whose case they'd studied and who was scheduled to make a final walk to the gas chamber in less than three months.†   (source)
  • She remembered his stately bow to the condemned before he carried out his orders.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, Dick and the condemned man were trading dirty jokes.†   (source)
  • It is supposed to be true that those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it.†   (source)
  • The damn street needs to be condemned.†   (source)
  • I don't say that to condemn her.†   (source)
  • You mustn't condemn us, my friend.†   (source)
  • According to the wrong laws, their mission, their work, was condemned.†   (source)
  • The tone of his voice was condemning, as if I had been a bad little girl and told a lie.†   (source)
  • We do happen to have the rule of law in this country, and nobody should be condemned without their day in court.†   (source)
  • For how can we condemn something that is ephemeral, in transit?†   (source)
  • Do you know why the Senate condemned him?†   (source)
  • At the time this move was widely condemned, and inu charges escalated.†   (source)
  • The PA crackled as Mr. Scott called the condemned: "Gerard!"†   (source)
  • Condemned me, more like.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, there in my hand was the bit of plastic and copper wire that could condemn me to death.†   (source)
  • The place should be condemned, he decided, but it was not a house of horrors.†   (source)
  • Carolina gives the condemned a choice.†   (source)
  • Artist W.O. Mull joined the popular movement to condemn Catherine O'Leary with this cartoon.†   (source)
  • I didn't mind being condemned; if anything, my weakness in certain areas kept my mind off my inner struggles.†   (source)
  • Washington condemned all such "riotous behavior."†   (source)
  • You are not thinking what you are saying: condemned to go on this hopeless journey, a reward?†   (source)
  • Someone who— unlike me—had never condemned him.†   (source)
  • He should want to help me, help any woman condemned to a man's fist.†   (source)
  • A man can condemn his enemies, but it's wiser to know them.†   (source)
  • My mother-in-law condemned me for being so weak.†   (source)
  • What a lucky, lucky person I am to have her to lean on, to love me, to understand and not condemn and scream and rant and rave and tear her hair—and mine.†   (source)
  • Condemn it because it sends down stifling darkness, sucks the life from grass, and whitens the sapling leaf for trifling, fluttering friends?†   (source)
  • The condemned men were singing a hymn by Martin Luther.†   (source)
  • If people had known about the Captain's wine, they would have simply condemned him as a heathen and prayed over him on Wednesday night.†   (source)
  • You're very anxious to condemn yourself, aren't you?†   (source)
  • I glare my most condemning glare at Raffe as I catch his eye.†   (source)
  • I condemn and affirm, say no and say yes, say yes and say no. I denounce because though implicated and partially responsible, I have been hurt to the point of abysmal pain, hurt to the point of invisibility.†   (source)
  • Or a play on words, condemning an imposter.†   (source)
  • He knows he has condemned our King to wander in the void of evil with beings who are enemies of life.†   (source)
  • We always condemn most in others, he thought, that which we most fear in ourselves.†   (source)
  • It was a strange thing to me that the same people who condemned her on her wedding day for taking advantage of an old man's loneliness would be condemning her now, just ten days later, for denying Grandpa his rights.†   (source)
  • It condemns him to wakefulness.†   (source)
  • He was condemned for being non-objective and having a point of view.†   (source)
  • He could neither force himself to change nor blame her if she chose to condemn him.†   (source)
  • Every load you ship to Terra condemns your grandchildren to slow death.†   (source)
  • The last time I spoke with Rellin he had pretty much condemned his entire tribe to a slow death by refusing to stand up against Kagan.†   (source)
  • They believe that unless more teachers treat home language sympathetically they'll condemn more generations to school failure.†   (source)
  • A large portion of New York's posher homes in this area had been condemned and razed.†   (source)
  • You are condemned.†   (source)
  • "And there was the media," he said, condemning his own kind so she wouldn't have to do it.†   (source)
  • As for those who condemned them — well, that, too, is the way of it.†   (source)
  • It's been condemned since the seventies.†   (source)
  • The newspapers delivered daily by Jones continue to be a source of information and misery, as it becomes more and more clear that Booth's actions have condemned him.†   (source)
  • There was such a difference in condemning the dead and condemning the living, though I failed to grasp what it was.†   (source)
  • Isn't this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery?†   (source)
  • This would be inconvenient and expensive, and should condemn the idea.†   (source)
  • "I just condemned the people of New England to aerial bombardment," the President said.†   (source)
  • I'll set it up:' I thought it was the least I could do for a man who was soon to be condemned to die.†   (source)
  • The patient was a Burmese man, a cobbler who was found stealing from the supply tent and who was condemned to death by beheading.†   (source)
  • She'd written him a humdinger a few days before, six pages in her orderly hand, most of it condemning her mother, Ruby, wanting nothing more to do with her.†   (source)
  • "Let me remind you, Mr. Chairman," I responded, "that the honor code is made up only of words, that every time the court convenes it is only to 'play with words,' that you open and close every session with words, and that you condemn and expel cadets from the Institute with words.†   (source)
  • He guessed that if Mundt's fate hung in the balance, the young man would defend him and the woman condemn.†   (source)
  • This soldier was particularly contemptuous of the self-styled Carolina aristocracy that "can talk of nothing but the purity of blood of themselves & their ancestors....Their cant about aristocracy is perfectly sickening....If you hear any condemning us for what we have done, tell them for me and for Sherman's Army, that 'we found here the authors of all the calamities that have befallen this nation ...and that their punishment is light when compared with what justice demanded.'†   (source)
  • The civilized world condemned your actions.†   (source)
  • God did not condemn Cain at all.†   (source)
  • She thought of the long way she had come, of the money she had earned doing the housework that she hated, remembered how for months she had condemned him in her mind as worthless, and how that judgment had been softened by time, until she had remembered only the good in him, re-experiencing in retrospect the moments of warmth, of understanding, remembering how she had made the colorful quilt, dreaming about him like any young engaged girl.†   (source)
  • GUIL: Wheels have been set in motion, and they have their own pace, to which we are ....condemned.†   (source)
  • You are condemned.†   (source)
  • I can hardly condemn you.†   (source)
  • —should be aware of how inexcusable it is to condemn any single people for anything!†   (source)
  • Do not, therefore, condemn us for what we were compelled to do.†   (source)
  • By afternoon the law of scarcity had condemned the dollar to degradation and contempt.†   (source)
  • She condemned her brother out of court; was turning on him angrily, when a second sneeze, even mightier than the first, shattered the silence of the bush.†   (source)
  • She condemns my drinking but she forgets his.†   (source)
  • I condemn no one.†   (source)
  • But as the evening wore on I began to wonder, and kept remembering the line so often printed in accounts of executions: "The condemned man ate a hearty meal."†   (source)
  • It went off a fourth time, wounding one of the condemned men, Pachkolia, in the foot.†   (source)
  • That he was but the nothingness of nothingness, condemned by some betrayal, condemned to be aware of nothingness.†   (source)
  • Once that was said in a dreadful voice, condemning.†   (source)
  • We should not be too hasty in condemning all compromise as bad morals.†   (source)
  • He had been kind to her; he had not condemned her.†   (source)
  • I knew I was condemning you to ten dark and difficult years.†   (source)
  • I can't condemn someone to the death he's suggesting.†   (source)
  • A big yellow sign pasted on the door read: CONDEMNED.†   (source)
  • It seems like the thing that will condemn me.†   (source)
  • The camerlegno had done more to condemn the Illuminati tonight than decades of conspiracy theorists.†   (source)
  • Socrates protested, for example, against having any part in condemning people to death.†   (source)
  • The condemned area includes all of the portables, of course.†   (source)
  • "You condemn yourself with your own mouth, Lord Stark," said Cersei Lannister.†   (source)
  • They put people condemned to death in the crypt under the church.†   (source)
  • Only he knew at that time that his confused heart was condemned to uncertainty forever.†   (source)
  • Won't condemn me with a halfhearted kiss.†   (source)
  • You know me —" philosophical shrug — "I don't judge or condemn.†   (source)
  • How can the church condemn that which makes logical sense to our minds!†   (source)
  • Oh, he made it sound as if he were condemning both sides in the war.†   (source)
  • I watched Aro's face as Garrett's words condemned him, waiting tensely for some response.†   (source)
  • When she went onstage to condemn her mother, she actually slapped her face.†   (source)
  • Evan Miller was another fourteen-year-old condemned to die in prison in Alabama.†   (source)
  • The condemned are prepared for execution.†   (source)
  • It was all right for him, he was not condemned to living with this straight dark hair.†   (source)
  • I can't let President Snow condemn me to this.†   (source)
  • The crypt, of course, now she remembered — the place where they put the condemned.†   (source)
  • Two days later, Colonel Gerineldo Marquez, accused of high treason, was condemned to death.†   (source)
  • Stories reported in the papers condemned Booth by name in the most unforgiving, vicious language.†   (source)
  • And our witness is that this condemned family is innocent.†   (source)
  • Condemning religion as the opiate of the masses.†   (source)
  • The release of Diane Jones, a condemned lifer, gave hope to all of the other lifers at Tutwiler.†   (source)
  • He was nevertheless condemned to drink hemlock.†   (source)
  • More likely I stole his last chance at life, condemned him, by destroying the force field.†   (source)
  • Whatever papers Booth read, they all condemned him for his heinous act.†   (source)
  • They were so young but so interested in the plight of my condemned clients thousands of miles away.†   (source)
  • Condemned because he has not created himself—and is nevertheless free.†   (source)
  • For many condemned and disabled people like Horace Dunkins, the ban came too late.†   (source)
  • In the cases where I had actually been counsel for the condemned.†   (source)
  • I wasn't prepared to meet a condemned man.†   (source)
  • Several dozen innocent people who had been wrongly condemned to death row had been freed before him.†   (source)
  • All of the youngest condemned children—thirteen or fourteen years of age—were black or Latino.†   (source)
  • A condemned black child awaiting execution in those days had little reason to hope for relief.†   (source)
  • For a tragic crime committed at fourteen, Trina was condemned to die in prison.†   (source)
  • Whenever her father had condemned a man to death, he did the deed himself with Ice, his greatsword.†   (source)
  • Do not condemn her for doing what she must.†   (source)
  • How can I ask Lord Wyman to condemn his son to death?†   (source)
  • Do I dare condemn John for actions taken prior to our marital union?†   (source)
  • —she would've been condemned to spend the rest of her days trapped in the body of a bird.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, I am condemned to guard this gate, thanks to you.†   (source)
  • So they have to condemn you, at all costs, to the locked psychiatric ward.†   (source)
  • Oh no ...that must mean ...we're condemned to be this way forever!†   (source)
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