condemn (someone) to (something)

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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 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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Now tiny Natasha and Courtney Smith face an op to separate them that will condemn one to death so that the other can live.
Ann-Marie is a Roman Catholic like Mary and Jodie's parents and sympathises with their legal battle to letboth their girls die rather than condemn one to save the other.
Passing a certain age does not condemn one to "middle-age spread.