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condemn someone as something

to blame or judge someone as being something bad. The team condemned Larry as a traitor. Max was condemned as a common thief.
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condemn someone for something

to blame or judge someone for something or for having done something. I really can't condemn her for doing it. I would have done the same too. Don't condemn yourself for the accident. It was no one's fault.
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condemn someone to something

[for a judge] to sentence someone to something; to relegate someone to a particular punishment. By confessing, he condemned himself to many years in prison. I don't want to condemn you to a life of unpleasantness.
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Just before the stroke of noon the doors of the prison opened and the procession of the condemned came forth.
She thought that Lord de Winter had hastened her departure; she thought she was condemned to set off that very evening.
burn the poor devils who are only condemned to be hung?
The two condemned are again in the hands of the archers.
The executioner, heedless about operating according to the rules of art, made such haste that he dispatched the condemned in a couple of minutes.
don't you understand that you will be condemned to death, executed on the scaffold, perhaps assassinated and torn to pieces, just like Mynheer John and Mynheer Cornelius.
Bacon was condemned to pay a fine of 40,000 pounds, to be imprisoned during the King's pleasure, never more to have office of any kind, never to sit in Parliament, "nor come within the verge of the Court.
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.
The ballots had been thrown; they were all black, and Justine was condemned.
Ever since I was condemned, my confessor has besieged me; he threatened and menaced, until I almost began to think that I was the monster that he said I was.
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.
that "stern and just man," as Maurice Baring calls him) this was enough, and he was condemned to death.
He describes the awful agony of the condemned man and insists on the cruelty of inflicting such torture.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also condemned the attack in a statement.
Three days after the US government condemned the murder of a nuclear scientist in Iran, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani condemned the United States for not condemning the killing.