Like most people, conditioned to balance risks, the caretakers of Penn State were mainly interested in protecting their own.
Livni has conditioned entering the government on being given responsibility for Palestinian negotiations.
We get conditioned to think this is what women should look like.
By this point, however, our culture should be conditioned to this kind of behavior.
New York residents—and moviegoers in general—are conditioned to seeing the Big Apple blown to smithereens.
When it is conditioned by internal causes which are part of its own nature, it is free.
They were conditioned by the supply of free land, or land that was practically free.
The art of the High Renaissance was conditioned by the demands of its patrons.
They were conditioned to make it impossible for them to leave their job untended.
History the art, in so far as it is conditioned upon genius, has no single traceable line of development.
early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."
late 15c., "to make conditions," from condition (n.). Meaning "to bring to a desired condition" is from 1844. Related: Conditioned; conditioning.
conditioned con·di·tioned (kən-dĭsh'ənd)
Exhibiting or trained to exhibit a conditioned response.
condition con·di·tion (kən-dĭsh'ən)
A disease or physical ailment.
A state of health or physical fitness.