LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Autor:||Dale / USA|
|Data:||30/MAI/2013 6:55 PM|
|Assunto:||Convict x Condemn|
TO CONVICT = To find guilty. Obviously, this has to take place in a courtroom and comes at the end of a trial.
TO CONDEMN = To punish. This is not necessarily linked to a courtroom or a trial.
An accused murderer can be charged with killing someone, convicted of murder, and sentenced/condemned to death. Note he had a trial.
An unfaithful husband can be condemned to a life of loneliness far from his bride. A boy who cannot swim falls into a lake and almost drowns. Perhaps he is condemned to a life of nightmares about water. Note there was no trial, no criminal charges, no conviction, etc.
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