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She could even understand those facts, though she could not condone them.

Sin itself is often easier than simpleness to pardon and condone.

That erstwhile habit of Sakr-el-Bahr's was one not easy to condone.

I simply do not understand your language, and even less can I condone your haste!

There are faults, and these of a kind this present age is ill-disposed to condone.

She was not only to condone what he had done, but as nearly as possible she was to give it her approval.

He appealed to his General to approve, or at least condone, this breach of orders.

The most good-humored Frenchmen, he could condone all faults but dullness.

He realized, as well as Uglik, what had caused the Father to condone his semi-rebellion.

But, as though to condone the confession, 'You haven't told me why you were ruffled.'

WORD ORIGIN

1857, from Latin condonare "to give up, remit, permit," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + donare "to give" (see donation). Originally a legal term in the Matrimonial Causes Act, which made divorce a civil matter in Britain. Related: Condoned; condoning.

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