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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The first view would condemn us to an indefinite period of austerity and diminishing public services.
Having unsuccessfully requested Gordon Brown to explain what legal or statutory authority he has to refuse a promised referendum, it is worth noting that in a recent court case the wigged wonders that presided, decreed that a political manifesto promise was not binding in law - a fact worth remembering when our present Prime Minister and his cohorts condemn us to becoming inhabitants of a third world country with democracy, national freedom and self-governance eventually ceasing to exist.
But rejecting the whole scheme because of those details could condemn us to blocked roads and a congested city for years to come.
Alan Matis' math logic could condemn us to the same catastrophic consequences.
Mrs Kilshaw, 48, said: "I urge people who condemn us to hear what we have to say.
The world needs a positivist voice, an optimist, a cheerful advocate of the belief that rough history does not condemn us to more of the same.
And by the same token, the biblical exhortation to avoid lewd speech does not condemn us to a humorless, colorless, or piously boring manner of communication.
It is surely too conspicuously hypocritical, even for them, to condemn us to another first-past-the-post election and then warn that a vote for Ukip is a vote for Labour.
A simple choice will confront air regulators at a public hearing Friday in Diamond Bar: To put us back on the path toward clean air, or to condemn us to breathe smog for years to come.
Judith, 48, said: "I would urge people who condemn us to come to the show.
What the Ministry of Defence and the British government did in the 1950s was use us National Service men as guinea pigs to test its nuclear deterrent and condemn us to a life of pain and suffering.
Why should we not all have this choice, and why should Lady Finlay have the right to condemn us to her so-called 'palliative care'?