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tr.v. con·demned, con·demn·ing, con·demns
1. To express strong disapproval of: condemned the needless waste of food. See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To pronounce judgment against; sentence: condemned the felons to prison.
3. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order: condemn an old building.
4. To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (George Santayana).
5. To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against: were condemned by their actions.
6. Law To appropriate (property) for public use.

[Middle English condemnen, from Old French condemner, from Latin condemnāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + damnāre, to sentence (from damnum, penalty).]

con·dem′na·ble (-dĕm′nə-bəl) adj.
con·dem′na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·demn′er (-dĕm′ər), con·dem′nor (-dĕm′ər, -dĕm-nôr′) n.
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This fact, as far as it symbolizes the moral fact of the Unattainable, the flying Perfect, around which the hands of man can never meet, at once the inspirer and the condemner of every success, may conveniently serve us to connect many illustrations of human power in every department.
For which reason, also, I am not angry with my condemners, or with my accusers; they have done me no harm, although they did not mean to do me any good; and for this I may gently blame them.
For example, s]he can seek to discredit her critic's assertion of her standing as a good faith condemner of the relevant action.
sung as the "I have a dream" man, but unsung as the condemner of the United States for having the world's most violent government.
One of the 19th century's fiercest opponents of foreign wars, a condemner of slavery and a believer in education for all.
But, as Cassin clarifies, "il y a deux rhetoriques, et Platon a eut tort de les condemner toutes deux sous le meme nom" .
1) For me, Danforth's (2009) work is invitingly and refreshingly instructive with many significant questions/implications, only three of which I will explore here: the lost art of education, learning disability as savior and condemner, and half of the IQ story.
government need only be pursuing policies that the condemner finds
stating "[Just] compensation is to be measured by what the owner lost and not what the condemner has gained.
A la maniere des consommateurs du cafe ou il a trouve refuge, nous voici eriges en juges, disposant, fictivement, du terrible pou voir d'absoudre ou de condemner, de sau ver ou de tuer," Daniel Seceau, op.
They justify their behavior by neutralization techniques such as denial of responsibility, the metaphor of the ledger, the defense of necessity and condemnation of the condemner, with very negative attitudes towards game wardens.
By contrast, in the second ending Godwin wrote and the ending he actually published, Caleb's story is heard and believed in the courtroom, but only through a change of heart that means he becomes his own condemner as much as he is his former master's.