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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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Condemning the condemners or The administration is blamed for appealing to reciprocity: the act committed, negative attitudes are shown towards the administration or its representatives or the behavior is described as a response to a previous administrative injustice of which the individual was a victim.
3) That the condemner will provide a copy of the appraisal report for its offer within 15 days of written request,(6) along with right-of-way maps and construction plans for the project; and
While additional techniques of neutralization have been identified (see Coleman, 1994), this work draws principally from, and extends, Sykes and Matza's five original propositions: condemnation of the condemners, denial of responsibility, denial of injury, denial of the victim, and appeal to higher loyalties to justify or excuse their behavior.
Tueni was killed six year ago because he, with his pen, voice and television appearances, together with another martyred colleague, the talented journalist and writer Samir Kassir, were among the earliest condemners of the dictatorship of the oppressive regime in Damascus.
we weren't hurting anyone"); (4) condemnation ofthe condemners (e.
Many if not most textbook-authors and teachers of Fowler's time, and ours, belong in the third group, the dire condemners.
Attacking someone who falls short of perfection, he says, allows the condemners to "displace their guilt onto him, and prove to all the world their own innocence.
Jesus' hard instruction "Bless those who curse you" is his command that his followers appeal to God to act beneficently toward their condemners.
I'LL bet even the most vociferous condemners of Roy Keane have an admiration for him lurking deep within their souls.
As Gresham Sykes writes, "A cohesive inmate society provides the prisoner with a meaningful social group with which he can identify himself and which will support him in his battles against his condemners.
Whereas nineteenth-century readers rushed to join camps of condemners or partisans of Don Juan, present-day critics perceive stylistic and ideational refinements reaching far beyond rudimentary drills in evil and good.
I'm sure a lot of people will condemn Deano but I doubt if too many of his condemners will be blokes.
In particular, condemning the condemners, denial of victim, denial of injury and denial of responsibility were perceived to be more acceptable as a justification or excuse for unethically returning a product, than for unethically acquiring goods.
At one level this can lead to apparent contradictions, so that within ten lines he can attack `the apocalyptic sniffers-out of heresy and the timid condemners of error' and then affirm that Marcion was `rightly excluded from the Christian congregation in Rome' for his views (p.
After all, at the end of the Apology Socrates first spoke to his condemners, chastising them for their foolishness: