- 1Express complete disapproval of, typically in public; censure: fair-minded people declined to condemn her on mere suspicionMore example sentences
- Needless to say, Rampersad was roundly condemned and his plan is probably gathering dust somewhere in the archives.
- Campaigners have condemned the Government's plans, with non-food pubs exempt from restrictions, as ‘half measures’.
- All such diabolic, yet cowardly actions must be severely condemned, censured and deterred with steeled resolve and equally resolute counteraction.
- 2Sentence (someone) to a particular punishment, especially death: the rebels had been condemned to death (as adjective condemned) the condemned menMore example sentences
- But during WW I, 3,082 officers and men were condemned to death, although the majority of these sentences were commuted to terms of imprisonment.
- Still, man is the only prisoner who knows he is condemned to capital punishment; that the sentence is without appeal; and that it has been passed already.
- Following mass arrests, several strike leaders were condemned to death, and Mielke finally made a name for himself.
- 2.1Officially declare (something, especially a building) to be unfit for use: the pool has been condemned as a health hazardMore example sentences
declare unfit, declare unsafe
- The bridge was immediately closed, and a second opinion sought before it was officially condemned.
- After a month of operations, only two of the eight original aircraft were still operational, and even they were eventually condemned as unfit for service.
- In their opinion, the justices noted that state legislatures are free to pass laws that bar officials from condemning property for private development.
- 2.2Prove or show the guilt of: she could see in his eyes that her stumble had condemned herMore example sentences
- But Professor Brown's evidence condemns that, does it not?
- The Defendants contend that Irving stands condemned as a denier out of his own mouth.
- The organisation's evidence condemned the unwritten principles that seem to underpin the draft bill.
- 2.3(Of circumstances) force (someone) to endure something unpleasant or undesirable: the physical ailments that condemned him to a lonely childhoodMore example sentences
- And who can help but feel a great sympathy for those condemned by circumstance to live in such accommodation without the means to do so?
- She should not be targeted by a group with an ideological agenda that may condemn her or even force her into a decision that will have lasting repercussions.
- What Camus is saying is that man is condemned by nature and circumstances to spiritual exile, always seeking an inner kingdom in which to be reborn.
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- But killing their fellow God-created human beings in order to attain their personal salvation is a blatantly selfish and the most condemnable inhumane act, morally and theologically.
- Individually, each of these actions is condemnable.
- Why is it condemnable to craft songs with harmonies and choruses so finely constructed they immediately bring to mind some of modern rock's best and brightest talents?