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  • v. Present participle of condone.


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  • NEWTON: The reverend is joining forces with some in the United States who also feel Britain ` s new law is pushing the envelope too far, in short, condoning sin.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2005

  • As he was the only person in Bloomdale who behaved in this way, we did what mother calls condoning his offences -- we called on him for odd jobs of repairing and for errands and extra work, such as lighting fires and carrying coals in winter, shoveling snow and breaking paths, weeding gardens in summer, and gathering apples in the fall.

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  • I, too, feel the need to draw a distinction between "condoning" the acts of a government and recognizing its legitimacy.

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  • The critics, led by the church, argued that the new policy was tantamount to "condoning" pregnancy amongst schoolgirls which would encourage juvenile immorality.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In that case, whether by the interference of friends, or the generosity and discretion of the "condoning" wife, a reconciliation was effected: but had this desirable event not taken place, the law of England is as follows: –

    A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cransworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill

  • In October last year Westminster city council removed a mural from Newman Street in central London after the deputy council leader, Robert Davis, said keeping it would be "condoning" graffiti.

    The Guardian World News

  • Applying an astonishingly broad policy that prohibits students from even "condoning" discrimination (whatever that means), the university informed Julea that she would have to "see the error of her ways" and change her "belief system" to stay in school.

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  • No one is "condoning" a crime, but this child has been crucified by the public, and the media, he has been convicted "before a trial".

    The Ukiah Daily Journal Forum

  • You are planning on disinvesting so you don't look like you're "condoning" genocide in Darfur?


  • perryizgr8: Because of how it could be portrayed as technically "condoning" piracy, of course.

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