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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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Meticulous preparatory studies preceded a finished work in which, Jackson asserts, overt moralising is absent, for both Morozova's courage and her blind zealotry are displayed, and the painting can thus hardly be seen as condemnatory of the ill-treatment of minorities.
A government source said Russia has already told Japan through unofficial channels that it will give its support if the resolution is merely condemnatory.
Security Council met yesterday to consider a tough condemnatory resolution, including sanctions proposed by Japan, which has already announced its own punitive measures.
This larger condemnatory story is based on a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County Jail in Florida, in which he followed the stories of mentally ill prisoners as their cases wound thorough the courts and as they lived in their communities, as well as interviews with correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental health care professionals, police, family members, civil rights lawyers, legislators, and historians of the mentally ill.
For the flood of condemnatory letters, see, New York Times, January 16, 2004, p.
Yassin in his condemnatory chapter says the result of this Arab backwardness is the emergence of a number of social, political and psychological phenomenon, most notably alienation from politics.
It is not a result that will end the pain of a Champions' League exit and disastrous derby-day defeat, the fall-out from which has been swift and condemnatory but it does ease the suffering slightly.
In recent years my reading and listening have been assailed by a concentration of interest in homosexuality, much of it condemnatory.
There were, however, a minority of respondents who expressed condemnatory attitudes towards those with HIV.
Have a word with Buck House and you might even get Her Maj to add a condemnatory word about the etiquette of turning up for a Royal Appointment in trainers.
For example, his discussion of globalization transcend the usual condemnatory rhetoric of the popular media and provides a detailed, multifaceted and insight account.
There has been little criticism of the move in the West, apart from condemnatory press releases issued by a few human rights groups.
To those who cling to condemnatory old-time religion, Holloway responds thus: "Saying that an act is wrong, because it is forbidden by God, is not sufficient unless we can justify it on moral grounds.
Coinciding with vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman's recent anti-Tinseltown political rhetoric and the Federal Trade Commission's condemnatory report that ``Hollywood has systematically marketed violent, adult-oriented films, music and video games to children,'' the folks at North Hollywood-based El Portal Center for Arts could not have planned a more appropriate time to offer the American premiere of British writer Ben Elton's searing black comedy, ``Popcorn.
Everything in the past is up for criticism, and no matters of national pride concerning our own country are ever introduced, since that would be condemnatory of others.