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- adj. serving to condemn or censure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Condemning; containing or imposing condemnation or censure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Condemning; conveying condemnation or censure: as, a condemnatory sentence or decree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. containing or imposing condemnation or censure
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"But you were stealing!" he said, solemnly, recalling her condemnatory words.
For all the political support Israel still enjoys in Washington - where President-elect Barack Obama has declined to speak a condemnatory word about the now 12-day-old offensive against Gaza, perhaps hoping the crisis will be diffused before he takes office - the tiny state well understands it will always have to fight its own wars, alone, with no purported ally making any common cause on the ground.
"At the twelfth hour! at the twelfth hour!" he repeated, in a kind of condemnatory merciless tone, while his clasp tightened around the lovely form, which seemed literally to hang in his arms.
These same people like to dangle the threat of hell and damnation to those who don't accept this belief while then exclaiming that God is a loving, forgiving God; it's just a matter of first rationalizing what is required to go down this condemnatory road.
He himself wrote in his condemnatory letter, "It is not normally my style to write letters of condemnation."
Have the current governor of Virginia and his attorney general had any condemnatory words for adulterers in the state ranks of employees?
HRW urged concernedgovernments around the worldto back their condemnatory statements with "concrete action to stop the bloodshed, including an embargo on all arms and security equipment to Libya, targeted sanctions against the Libyan leadership as long as the atrocities continue, ensuring a comprehensive, independent, and speedy investigation into any crimes committed, and an emergency special session by the United Nations Security Council."
Alito's condemnatory dissent said the Constitution's guarantee of free speech did not allow members of the fringe church to protest the funeral of Albert Snyder's fallen Marine son Matthew and "brutalize" the family with their lewd and cruel messages.
While defending traditional Christian teaching against homosexuality, they say divisive and condemnatory rhetoric needs to be replaced with actually getting to know a gay neighbor or classmate.
And indeed they did, with the Zionist Organization of America accusing Obama of proposing "Auschwitz" borders for Israel and members of Congress threatening a condemnatory resolution.