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condemn (someone or something) as (something)

To judge someone or something harshly and unfavorably. The other troops have condemned me as a traitor. The actress was quick to condemn the report as slander.
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condemn (someone or something) for (something)

To judge someone or something harshly for a particular action. The other troops have condemned me for consorting with a known enemy. The actress was quick to condemn the newspaper for spreading lies about her.
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condemn (someone) to (something)

To assign one a particular fate or punishment. That criminal has been condemned to a life of hard labor.
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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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Second, the tasks that the condemning authority must accomplish in order to obtain an order of taking will be identified and explained.
If they are condemning then they are not, and cannot be, words from a God of Love who cares for all
The Musharraf government was coming under increasing criticism from religious and political quarters for being slow in condemning the cartoons.
Some interpreters begin by trying to determine with specificity what it was these verses were condemning, given the context of the first-century Mediterranean world.
Yet if I respond with truth, the other is not interested in listening but only in condemning.
The Los Angeles City Council is set to consider a resolution today condemning Saddam Hussein and his leadership in Iraq, which was toppled Wednesday by American and British forces.
Lenhart, as landlord, was contributing to the blight that the city cited to justify condemning Bailey's property.
On May 1, the Education Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives voted 9-5 to approve a resolution condemning Charles Darwin as a racist.
But Rikon faulted the SCA for condemning so many properties and being "so litigious.
Jesus would be justified in condemning the world, and yet, there is no condemnation.
Condemning the terror attack, President Ghani said, "Being enemies of civilisation and humanity, terrorists don't respect any religion and law but in order to disseminate terror and hate, they target sacred locations and civilians including women and children.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that the government, unlike its predecessors, has no double standard in condemning the drone strikes by the United States, said an official press release.
They also issued a statement condemning the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) for conducting such shameful acts.