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  • v  excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
    She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities

  • After the offensive tape was made public, the agency reacted by saying that while they did not condone offensive material, the speaker in the tape may have attempted crude humor.
  • It is encouraging to note that singing stars are disassociating themselves from concerts that condone or endorse smoking through sponsorships.
  • Even if there are extenuating circumstances, can the government condoned the indiscretion of the diplomat?
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  • Sgt. Robert Bales faces sentencing for deaths of Afghan civilians
    It’s easy to condemn While there is no way anyone could ever condone Sgt. Robert Bales’ actions, your editorial troubles me [“Throw away the key,” Opinion, June 9]. It’s to easy to condemn. While, I’m sure, there are those who can take a life, even in wartime, and
    June 10, 2013 - Seattle Times
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    June 10, 2013 - The Daily Jeffersonian

  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio in USA Today
    I want his two badges back,Arpaio told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Because if any one of my deputies did something like this, they're fired. I don't condone this type of racial conduct."
  • Jim Mora in Newsday
    We have a very good relationship,Mora said. "I just wanted to let him know I was thinking about him. And that's not to condone what he supposedly did at all ...... You obviously hope the charges aren't true."

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