pass judgment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pass judgment form a critical opinion of "I cannot judge some works of modern art","How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure.”

Usage

In literature:

His soul had answered and had passed judgment that gave him grace to breathe freely!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
What have you now to say, why judgment should not be passed upon you according to law.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
It should be read slowly, and read through at least twice before judgment is passed on it.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
How do you expect posterity to pass righteous judgment on the dead?
"Putois" by Anatole France
The ship passed between the long rows of spiling with nice judgment.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Zephaniah passes on the whole class the sweeping judgment, that they are light and treacherous persons.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
Many reviewers nowadays do not take the pains to read the works they pass judgment upon.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
Retain, if you have the strength to do so, the opinions you had formed, the judgments you have passed.
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
Ignatius complied with his request, but insisted that his trial be brought to an end, and that judgment be passed.
"The Autobiography of St. Ignatius" by Saint Ignatius Loyola
He, at least, has passed no judgment on their crimes.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
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In poetry:

How calm the Judgment hour shall pass
To all who do obey
The Word of God, and trust the Blood,
And make that Word their stay!
"I Will Pass Over You" by Daniel Webster Moody
Let judgment not against me pass;
Behold, thy servant pleads thy grace:
Should justice call us to thy bar,
No man alive is guiltless there.
"Psalm 143" by Isaac Watts
Eighteen hundred and eighty-two,
Pass along; we have done with you.
Your record is sealed and laid away,
Not to be opened till Judgment-day.
"New Year's Musings" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Sweet, love me till I die, I shall not know
When I am dead though Love should pass away.
So love me till I die, and my closed eyes
Will keep your image till the judgment day.
"Tristan Wounded" by Ethel Clifford
Now passing through the lowering skies,
To execute his judgments just,
How instant his red lightning flies!
The rocks are rent, the mountains burst!
Midst the brewing storms,
Hark! his chariot comes!
"Ethic Strains, On Subjects Sublime And Beautiful - Part I" by Thomas Odiorne
"Who art Thou, Lord?" he falters forth:-
So shall Sin ask of heaven and earth
At the last awful day.
"When did we see Thee suffering nigh,
And passed Thee with unheeding eye?
Great God of judgment, say!"
"The Conversion Of St. Paul" by John Keble

In news:

In a new interview with Zooey magazine, the actress--who came out as bisexual in 2010--addresses the judgments people pass.
Double- crested Cormorants pass judgment on a Great Blue Heron and an American White Pelican.
ONE reads this clever and convincing collection of historical short stories knowing that history has already passed judgment on the six dictators whose youths are portrayed at crucial moments in their development.
As we pass through the time of our community we sometimes forget we are leaving an indelible trail of our concerns, conclusions, rational and irrational judgments.
Is it just me, or did life look so much more simplistic as a pre-teen passing judgment on the adults who just couldn't get it together.
We must wait to pass judgment .
Allow me to pass judgment Joe Mason PhillyBurbs.com.
Paper can't pass judgment in news coverage.
Comment about looking at cars before passing judgment (referring to GM and the way they made cars in the early 80s).
I've prayed for the strength and wisdom to not pass judgment on Michael Vick, knowing he will one day meet his maker who will assign the appropriate punishment.
It's as though the skyline were a runway lined by style police, passing judgment on whether or not this year's model has ( architectural ) sex appeal.
I believe the committee has made a mistake in passing judgment without hearing from those involved and it is the committee 's rep...
Great shame on us to have so swiftly passed judgment Mark Guydish Commentary.
Silver, who has tightly ruled the Assembly since 1994, said he will wait to pass judgment on the bipartisan governing coalition between the Senate GOP and Klein 's five-member breakaway Democratic caucus.
A friend of mine recently had the grace to point out something that I and much of the rest of the automotive press failed to notice in our rush to pass judgment on the launch of the Fiat 500.
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