condemn

Definitions

  • Take to the Chaparral, Condemn You 137
    Take to the Chaparral, Condemn You 137
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v condemn declare or judge unfit for use or habitation "The building was condemned by the inspector"
    • v condemn express strong disapproval of "We condemn the racism in South Africa","These ideas were reprobated"
    • v condemn pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
    • v condemn demonstrate the guilt of (someone) "Her strange behavior condemned her"
    • v condemn appropriate (property) for public use "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
    • v condemn compel or force into a particular state or activity "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: General Robert E. Lee was not a slaveholder and never believed in slavery. He never believed in secession from the United States and strongly condemned it. He decided to lead the armies of the South because he wanted nothing to happen to his beloved Virginia.
    • Condemn To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned .
    • Condemn To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty. "The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver."
    • Condemn To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt. "The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it."
    • Condemn (Law) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.
    • Condemn To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty. "Driven out from bliss, condemned In this abhorred deep to utter woe.""To each his sufferings; all are men, Condemned alike to groan.""And they shall condemn him to death.""The thief condemned , in law already dead.""No flocks that range the valley free,
      To slaughter I condemn ."
    • Condemn To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure. "Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
      Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done."
      "Wilt thou condemn him that is most just?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Greece the custom of allowing a condemned man to end his own life by poison was extended only to full citizens. Condemned slaves were instead beaten to death.
    • condemn To pronounce judgment against; express or feel strong disapprobation of; hold to be positively wrong, reprehensible, intolerable, etc.: used either of persons or things, with as, for, or on account of before an expressed ground of condemnation: as, to condemn a person for bad conduct, or as (sometimes colloquially for) a blackguard; to condemn an action for or on account of its injurious tendency.
    • condemn To serve for the condemnation of; afford occasion for condemning: as, his very looks condemn him.
    • condemn To convict: with of.
    • condemn To pronounce to be guilty, as opposed to acquit or absolve; more specifically, to sentence to punishment; utter sentence against judicially; doom: the penalty, when expressed, being in the infinitive, or a noun or noun-phrase preceded by to: as, to condemn a person to pay a fine, or to imprisonment.
    • condemn [Formerly the expression to condemn in a fine was used.
    • condemn To demonstrate the guilt of, by comparison and contrast.
    • condemn To judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service: as, the ship was condemned as unseaworthy; the provisions were condemned by the commissary.
    • condemn To judge or pronounce to be forfeited; specifically, to declare (a vessel) a lawful prize: as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.
    • condemn To pronounce, by judicial authority, subject to use for a public purpose. See condemnation, 1 . Synonyms To censure, blame, reprove, reproach, reprobate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In July 1981, a tortoise was sentenced to death for murder. Tribal elders in Kyuasini, a village in Kenya, formally condemned the tortoise because they suspected it of causing the death of six people, apparently through magic. However, because none of the villagers was prepared to risk the tortoise's wrath by carrying out the execution, it was instead chained to a tree. The tortoise was later freed after the government promised an official inquiry into the deaths.
    • v.t Condemn kon-dem′ to pronounce guilty: to censure or blame: to sentence to punishment: to give up to some fate: to pronounce unfit for use
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Quotations

  • A Course In Miracles
    A Course In Miracles
    “Only my condemnation injures me.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “They condemn what they do not understand.”
  • William James
    William%20James
    “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”
  • George Santayana
    George%20Santayana
    “Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.”
  • Dandemis
    Dandemis
    “Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril%20Connolly
    “A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. condemnare,; con-, + damnare, to condemn: cf. F. condamner,. See Damn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. condemnāre, from con, inten., and damnāre, to damage.

Usage

In literature:

Custom condemned him to death, but we could not think of inflicting it.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
This advice, if acted on, was virtually condemning the pastors to death.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
The Russian consul at Jassee issued a manifesto that Russia repudiated and condemned Ypsilanti's enterprise.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
To take away a woman's right to work is to condemn her to starvation or prostitution.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
The missionary can condemn a cannibal, precisely because he cannot condemn a Sandwich Islander.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
The emperor in reply immediately condemned the father to death for daring to make so audacious a proposal.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
Helene, I implore you preserve the recollection of me, and, whatever happens, do not condemn or curse me.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
We carry a just mind, to condemn no man, but upon plain Evidence.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
He judged and condemned the living murderer, and justified murdered Abel.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
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In poetry:

The words of condemnation,
"You did it unto me,"
Will fill my soul with terror,
Distress, and misery.
"The Future" by Jared Barhite
In vain we ask God's righteous law
To justify us now;
Since to convince and to condemn
Is all the law can do.
"Hymn 94" by Isaac Watts
“Neither do I condemn thee,”
I came not to condemn;
I came from God to save thee,
And turn thee from thy sin.
"Neither Do I Condemn Thee" by Daniel Webster Moody
“Neither do I condemn thee,”
O sing it o’er and o’er;
“Neither do I condemn thee,
Go and sin no more.”
"Neither Do I Condemn Thee" by Daniel Webster Moody
“Neither do I condemn thee,”
O praise the God of grace;
O praise His Son our Savior,
For this His word of peace.
"Neither Do I Condemn Thee" by Daniel Webster Moody
Thou judgest us; Thy purity
Doth all our lusts condemn;
The love that draws us nearer Thee
Is hot with wrath to them.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

New Zealand rugby union chiefs on Thursday condemned " lowlife " racial abuse aimed at Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam after the team's worst-ever start to a Super Rugby season.
New Zealand rugby union chiefs on Thursday condemned "lowlife" racial abuse aimed at Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam after the team's worst-ever start to a Super Rugby season.
Loy Mauch says Jesus didn't condemn slavery.
I'm not arguing that boys and certain kinds of masculinities are victims, but part of the conversation I'm having is the invisible dimensions of the guys that not only we see everyday, but that often we condemn everyday.
Sidi Ould Walid said his brother was released after renouncing his ties to the terror network and condemning the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.
A play about a young gay man is being staged in Uganda, a nation so homophobic that a law condemning certain gay people to death was recently weighed by its parliament.
The former House speaker today continued his condemnation of attack ads directed at him by an independent group backing GOP rival Mitt Romney.
His wide-reaching message includes the condemnation of profit, but whether he likes it or not, the Dalai Lama has become a lucrative brand.
Vermont Emergency Management officials hope they have learned enough from the past that they will not be condemned to repeat it.
Don't condemn officers out of hand .
As I have read, each and every day during the last five or so years, the numerous letters criticizing — no, condemning President Barack Obama — I have wondered how and why such pure hatred could be focused on one human being.
Pained world condemns acts, but some cheer.
In a sign of the progress in combating sectarian divides, politicians from across the political spectrum have condemned the attacks, saying paramilitaries have no role in today's Northern Ireland.
Because of a mistake by SEH, the city's engineering firm, this parcel was not included in the city's original condemnation filing.
People condemn NATO strikes on Pakistani posts, in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday.
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In science:

Most contemporary academic philosophy of science unfortunately takes versions of SE for granted and thereby condemns itself to being worse than useless.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
But unfortunately this is absent in most of the cases. They are treated as if they are some condemned nonliving objects. The caretakers and the family fail to make use fo them in a positive way.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
However, this prospect was dimmed considerably by new inflationspecific singularity theorems [17-21] that condemned a large class of inflationary models to be necessarily singular.
General relativistic cosmology with no beginning of time
The biggest problem was the bending and twinkling effects of the atmosphere, condemning star images to their unpredictable wobbling dance.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
While this statement may seem to condemn the method outright, we will address the subtlety that while a zero covariance does not imply statistical independence it does in fact indicate linear independence of functions of multiple variables in the linear algebraic sense.
Correlations Tests in Nuclear Mass Model Development
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