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condemn
used in A Christmas Carol

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
She condemned their plan
Definition
express strong criticism
  • 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!
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (76% in)
condemn = criticize
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2  —1 use as in:
was condemned to life in prison
Definition
force into an undesired activity or situation — such as to legally sentence someone to punishment

or:

find guilty — especially in court (and sometimes to death)

or:

provide the means of finding guilty
  • "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."
    1 — Marley's Ghost (79% in)
condemned = forced (into an undesired situation)
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