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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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While strongly condemning the utter failure of the law enforcement agencies, he has demanded to the Federal and Provincial Governments to arrest the culprits immediately and award them exemplary punishment.
Parmjit Singh Sarna, the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi), while condemning the incident appeals to the people of Punjab to maintain the peace that has comes after long time.
Messages condemning the attack were also released by other parliamentary parties soon after the incident.
They carried banners and placards condemning the US policies in support to Israel, stressing their appreciation for and pride in the Syrian Arab Army that is capable of protecting the homeland.
He voiced deep sorrow over the death of innocent people in such acts of violence, strongly condemning the targeting of expatriates.
In fact, the Kosher slaughter process is identical in every way, but we never see anyone condemning that.
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.
adopts presidential statement condemning ship sinking+
Jamaat-ud-Dawa Pakistan (JDP)'s spokesperson Yahya Mujahid, condemning the attacks, said the Punjabi Taliban were responsible.
Lebanese Shiite groups were unanimous in condemning Saudi cleric Mohammad al-Arifi for allegedly insulting Iraq's Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Beirut leftist daily newspaper AS SAFIR reported on Friday.
According to the state-owned Kuwait News Agency, Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah wrote a telegram to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, condemning the attacks as "acts of terror.
But Dawson Bailie rejected the accusation and said: "I'm not condemning anything at this moment in time.
In order to meet these burdens--to build new roads and to build new power facilities--certain condemning authorities, such as the Department of Transportation or public utilities, can obtain possession and title to real property before proceeding to judgment.
says it is not condemning a person for having a homosexual tendency.
It would be impossible in the 21st Century to do so, otherwise in condemning same sex couples they would also have to condemn cutting men's hair, eating meat with blood in it, eating rabbit or certain kinds of seafood, sexual intercourse during menstruation, cross breeding cattle, and wearing garments made out of more than one material.