Usage examples for condign

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. " 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
  7. 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