pass judgment on


: to state an opinion on
It would be premature to pass judgment on his place in history.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Now the time had come for the federal government to pass judgment on Jake Peart. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Jan. 2023 Like, with Will Smith’s slap, everybody wanted to pass judgment on that. Max Gao, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Oct. 2022 Nothing establishes a congressional power to challenge an electoral vote or pass judgment on its validity. John Yoo, National Review, 28 Feb. 2022 Sadler did not pass judgment on the underlying argument: whether DeWine had the power to block payments. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 24 Aug. 2021 There is disagreement about whether Thomas actually broke any laws, notably the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, or merely exploited a legal gray area — but which court would ever adjudicate that argument or pass judgment on a Supreme Court justice? Peter Weber, The Week, 21 Apr. 2023 Marvel’s Nick Lowe (executive editor) and C. B. Cebulski (editor-in-chief) prepare to pass judgment on their fellow panelists, including Adam Kubert (Wolverine), David Pepose (Fantastic Four), and other Mighty Marvel guests! Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 July 2022 But Cronenberg doesn’t pass judgment on it or shake his fist at the sky. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 In fact, the state’s strategy seemed designed to win over jurors who saw something criminal in what Chauvin did but did not want to pass judgment on all police. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 20 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Pass judgment on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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