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condemning


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condemn  \Con*demn"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Condemned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Condemning}  (?  or  ?).]  [L.  condemnare  con-  +  damnare 
  to  condemn:  cf  F.  condamner.  See  {Damn}.] 
  1.  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  --Shak. 
 
  Wilt  thou  condemn  him  that  is  most  just?  --Job 
  xxxiv  17. 
 
  2.  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  --Matt. 
  xii.  42. 
 
  3.  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.  --Milton. 
 
  To  each  his  sufferings;  all  are  men,  Condemned  alike 
  to  groan.  --Gray. 
 
  And  they  shall  condemn  him  to  death.  --Matt.  xx 
  18. 
 
  The  thief  condemned,  in  law  already  dead.  --Pope. 
 
  No  flocks  that  range  the  valley  free  To  slaughter  I 
  condemn.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  4.  To  amerce  or  fine;  --  with  in  before  the  penalty. 
 
  The  king  of  Egypt  .  .  .  condemned  the  land  in  a 
  hundred  talents  of  silver.  --2  Cron. 
  xxxvi  3. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  (Law)  To  doom  to  be  taken  for  public  use  under  the  right 
  of  eminent  domain. 
 
  Syn:  To  blame;  censure;  reprove;  reproach;  upbraid; 
  reprobate;  convict;  doom;  sentence;  adjudge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condemning 
  adj  :  containing  or  imposing  condemnation  or  censure;  "a 
  condemnatory  decree"  [syn:  {condemnatory}] 




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