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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That offer in the General Election was backward-looking, and would have condemned us to even greater dependency and poverty.
AS a lifelong Labour voter I'd like to congratulate the rebel buffoons who may have condemned us to a future of Conservative cuts targeting schools, hospitals and councils - plus massive unemployment.
But in denying a reality independent of us, they condemned us to live in our collective delusions or, at best, in a more attractive--less sexist, racist, homophobic--version of them.