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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins trying to prove that unwarranted dominion by seizing the role of a condemner."
A racionalizacao denominada "ponderacoes sociais" e observada nos exemplos que utilizamos em nosso trabalho convergem ao primeiro ("condemning the condemners") dos dois tipos de ponderacoes sociais (condemn the condemner; selective social comparison), citadas pelos autores do artigo original.
[For example, s]he can seek to discredit her critic's assertion of her standing as a good faith condemner of the relevant action."), in Finding Oneself in the Other 115, 119 (Michael Otsuka ed., 2013); cf.
The protocol equals the sanitizing of Martin Luther King Jr., 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.
(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
(46.) Ibid., stating "[Just] compensation is to be measured by what the owner lost and not what the condemner has gained." (emphasis in original); and So.