pass judgment on

idiom

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

Examples of pass judgment on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just about every fan-favorite side character from years past makes an appearance to help pass judgment on the four. Avi Selk, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2024 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, theweek, 12 Jan. 2024 Sober people are not sipping tonic water as a means to pass judgment on you and your multiple Negronis. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2023 At that point, consumers will have the opportunity to pass judgment on whether the RollRanger is an essential tool for anyone who uses tape — or just another gadget. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Feb. 2023 The defendant, Hamid Noury, 59, was indicted on Tuesday in Sweden, under what is known as the principle of universal jurisdiction, a tenet of international law that theoretically allows any national court to pass judgment on defendants in egregious crimes regardless where they have been committed. New York Times, 30 July 2021 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

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“Pass judgment on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20judgment%20on. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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