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condemn
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
She condemned their plan
Definition
express strong criticism
  • 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.
    Chapter 8 (61% in)
condemnation = strong criticism

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 (8% in)
condemns = expresses strong criticism of
There are no more uses of "condemn" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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2  —2 uses 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
  • Nothing stirs; listless and wretched, like a condemned man, I sit there and the past withdraws itself.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
condemned = sentenced to death
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 (6% in)
condemned = forced into a bad situation
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