pass judgment


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Related to pass judgment: in accord, inclined to, falling short

pass judgment (on someone or something)

To judge someone or something, especially hastily or preemptively. I know you usually don't like musicals, but don't pass judgment until you see this one for yourself. The president has been quick to pass judgment on those who speak out against her policies.
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pass judgment (on someone or something)

to make a judgment about someone or something. I should not pass judgment on you, but I certainly could give you some good advice about how to be more pleasant. The judge passed judgment on the defendant, who was then taken away to prison.
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It is so easy to pass judgment on this young person.
On Drag, lang is inhaling all over the place--flying on the high of love's fix, bottoming out when the buzz wears off, but refusing to pass judgment on either altered state.
Q: We engaged you, for a small fee, to pass judgment on Barbaralee Diamonstein's new book.
He himself declines to pass judgment on the accuracy of such charges.
It does not pass judgment on which parent they should live with.
At this point, Nicodemus speaks up: "Does our law permit us to pass judgment on a man unless we have first given him a hearing and learned the facts?
The Australian Rugby Union will pass judgment on the players within the next day.
Festina team director Bruno Roussel, who said that Voet was not even going to be part of the Tour de France team, complained yesterday that peopl e were rushing to pass judgment before the facts were known.
If those who pass judgment aren't that convinced by the evidence, then they'd have the option of finding the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
today as voters pass judgment on nearly $1 billion in new borrowing by the Los Angeles Community College District and four runoff elections.
As his appeal against the Bureau wound up yesterday at the High Court Justice Hugh Morris vowed to pass judgment soon.
I mean, I don't want to pass judgment at all, but it wasn't as easy to find a Bollywood actor that fit the mold.
A third priest who officiated at the funeral, Father Martin Cosgrove, said: "It is not up to the Church to pass judgment on Dermot Morgan.
But Kupchak also said it's too early to pass judgment.
The Police Commission and City Council will have to pass judgment on the jail closing, according to Zine.