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condemn
used in Things Fall Apart

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
She condemned their plan
Definition
express strong criticism
  • He condemned openly Mr. Brown's policy of compromise and accommodation.
    p. 184.1
condemned = strongly criticized
  • Okeke had not been on the best of terms with his master since he had strongly condemned Enoch's behaviour at the meeting of the leaders of the church during the night.
    p. 189.1
condemned = strongly criticized
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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
  • He is an exile, condemned for seven years to live in a strange land.
    p. 133.5
condemned = forced (into an undesired situation)
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