Usage examples for condign

  1. " I bethought of some condign punishment for so heartless a crime, but there is little hope for it under the administration of this Mr. Hunter. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. The governor- general, on his side, knew well what was the meaning of this mission of Medina- Coeli, and no sooner was the army of Orange dispersed than he determined, while the reins of power were still in his hands, to visit the rebellious towns of the north with condign vengeance. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  3. Whoever desires to exclude you from the government, or to strength the hands of your secret foes, deserves and ought to meet with condign punishment; but who is most capable of so doing? – Hellenica by Xenophon
  4. We will now endeavour to show that you have injured the Hellenes more than we, and are more deserving of condign punishment. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  5. I should resist a riotous mob just as heretofore; I should open on the scent of a runaway ringleader as eagerly as ever, and run him down as relentlessly, and follow him up to condign punishment as rigorously; but I should do it now chiefly for the sake and the security of those he misled. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  6. He could appeal now to the police with better result than when claiming my condign punishment. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  7. All kindly efforts of the Russian government to civilize these land- rovers has utterly failed; not infrequently it becomes necessary to invade their quarters, and to visit condign punishment upon the tribe by sabre and bullet, to keep them within reasonable bounds. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  8. Fierce are the words with which he would execrate the tyrant creditors; yea, he would heap condign punishment on their obdurate heads. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  9. Thus every individual is a spy upon the rest; and while every failure is visited with condign punishment, the one who makes the most reports is so warmly approved, that poor human nature can hardly resist the temptation to play the traitor. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  10. Resolved, That while the Constitution of the United States was ordained and established by the people in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty, and contains ample provisions for the protection of life, liberty and property of every citizen, the dearest Constitutional rights of the people of Kansas have been fraudulently and violently taken from them; their territory has been invaded by an armed force; spurious and pretended legislative, judicial and executive officers have been set over them, by whose usurped authority, sustained by the military power of the government, tyrannical and unconstitutional laws have been enacted and enforced; the right of the people to keep and bear arms has been infringed; test oaths of an extraordinary and entangling nature have been imposed as a condition of exercising the right of suffrage and holding office; the right of an accused person to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury has been denied; the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, has been violated; they have been deprived of life, liberty and property without due process of law; the freedom of speech and of the press has been abridged; the right to choose their representatives has been made of no effect; murders, robberies and arsons have been instigated and encouraged, and the offenders have been allowed to go unpunished; that all these things have been done with the knowledge, sanction and procurement of the present administration; and that for this high crime against the Constitution, the Union and humanity, we arraign the administration, the President, his advisers, agents, supporters, apologists and accessories, either before or after the fact, before the country and before the world; and that it is our fixed purpose to bring the actual perpetrators of these atrocious outrages and their accomplices to a sure and condign punishment hereafter. – A History of the Republican Party by George Washington Platt
  11. Anything said or done that could have offended the men- practically all Catholic and Nationalist- would have drawn the most condign chastisement from our commanding officer. – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  12. " Surely the villains deserve condign punishment," observed Jack; " if they are your Highness's subjects, you will, of course, at once have them all hung up." – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. Lacking a basis of painful comparison, since he had never had a tin can tied to his tail, he accepted it as condign punishment and was puzzledly wretched. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  14. By the false policy of Her Majesty's advisers, these enemies and libellers, instead of being brought to the condign punishment their infamy deserved, were privately hushed into silence, out of delicacy to the Queen's feelings, by large sums of money and pensions, which encouraged numbers to commit the same enormity in the hope of obtaining the same recompense. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  15. Such an outrageous suggestion surely merits a condign response, and I have indignantly refused her request. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  16. Decorous and self- poised, he was only passionate before the enemy, but he rarely permitted a disrespectful look or word to escape condign and deliberate chastisement. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. The lieutenant ought really to have been much obliged to Tom, for his anger completely overcame the nausea from which he had been suffering; but ungrateful, like too many others, as Higson observed, he went back into the gunroom demanding condign punishment on the head of his benefactor and his messmates. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. They therefore threatened him with condign punishment if he did not instantly hit upon some expedient for bringing back Iduna and her apples to Asgard. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  19. The murderers were known, and the principal one was even now in prison for the fact, yet all attempts to bring him to condign punishment had hitherto proved abortive, as he was a Moor, and his victims Christians. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow