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He is culpable of copyright infringement.
  guilty of something or deserving blame
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culpable culpability culpably
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  • He is culpable of copyright infringement.
  • Congress was as culpable as the President for the gridlock.
  • She’d known exactly how I would be acting, and though I might have deserved her anger based on the way I’d acted last night, the fact that she hadn’t appeared to care about her own culpability or my feelings gnawed at me for most of the afternoon.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • If I’d been bolder-or just very stupid-I might have pointed out that it couldn’t just be that all the girls in town had it in for Sophie’s relationship, that Will had to have some culpability in all the rumors.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen

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  • You are the culpable one!
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • You have done nothing which you could have avoided—nothing, certainly, which renders you culpable.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • ...and suddenly I felt culpable, even more a part of this than I already was.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • The lawyer, the white man who is taking the case for God, says that Absalom Kumalo will plead guilty to culpable homicide, but not to murder, for he had no intention to kill.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Officials began to suspect that Myers was the sole killer and was desperately trying to implicate others to minimize his culpability.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • She tries to laugh, and I laugh with her, feeling culpable and accused.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Some flashing name resonating with a culpability even the families didn’t recognize.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The only reason that Clarissa Morgenstern escapes culpability is that it was her father who summoned him, not herself.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He received a torch from an accomplice and lit the mound, which dwarfed him in all its culpability.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • There was no need to enumerate them separately, since they were all equally culpable, and, in principle, all punishable by death.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • If you have been culpable, it was imprudence, and this imprudence was in obedience to the orders of your captain.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Maybe people like Gholam needed someone to stand culpable, a flesh-and-bones target, someone they could conveniently point to as the agent of their hardship, someone to condemn, blame, be angry with.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • ’ "What culpable carelessness in her brother!" exclaimed Mr. Linton, turning from me to Catherine.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I should affirm the culpability.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He stamped me with a belief in justice, then drenched me in culpability, and I wouldn’t wish such torment even on a mosquito.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • This is the matter, Mr. Mayor; a culpable act has been committed.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The results of what you have done become in time to you utterly insupportable; you take measures to obtain relief: unusual measures, but neither unlawful nor culpable.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • If there is an angel who records the sorrows of men as well as their sins, he knows how many and deep are the sorrows that spring from false ideas for which no man is culpable.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The perpetrators of all this, as Mrs. Heine has taken pains to point out, are no longer among us, so their culpability is not at issue.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Stewing over my culpability, I put off calling Andy Harris’s partner, Fiona McPherson, and Rob Hall’s wife, Jan Arnold, for such a long time that they finally phoned me from New Zealand.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Right so came in Sir Bors de Ganis, and said: That as for Queen Guenever she is in the right, and that will I make good with my hands that she is not culpable of this treason that is put upon her.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • What is there ’undignified’, what is there at all culpable in such an attitude?
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The Judgement does but suggest what circumstances make an action laudable, or culpable.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Could intensity of love justify what might be considered in upright souls as culpable reticence?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Therefore she felt at once humble and culpable in his presence.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • She cried only in rage, above all if it had its origins in her terror of culpability, and then the more she cried the more enraged she became, because she could never forgive her weakness in crying.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Her culpability lay in her making no attempt to control feeling by subtle and careful inquiry into consequences.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • It is as culpable to bind yourself to love always as to believe a creed always, and as silly as to vow always to like a particular food or drink!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Brooke was really culpable; he ought to have hindered it.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • People who refused fatalism because they could invent small resources insisted on culpability.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • But there is one sort of inconsistency that is culpable: it is the inconsistency between a man’s conviction and his vote, between his conscience and his conduct.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Another defendant equally culpable will not be punished by death.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Chapter II St. Ogg’s Passes Judgment It was soon known throughout St. Ogg’s that Miss Tulliver was come back; she had not, then, eloped in order to be married to Mr. Stephen Guest,—at all events, Mr. Stephen Guest had not married her; which came to the same thing, so far as her culpability was concerned.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He felt that he ought not to have allowed the marriage; that his daughter’s sentiments had been sufficiently known to him to render him culpable in authorising it; that in so doing he had sacrificed the right to the expedient, and been governed by motives of selfishness and worldly wisdom.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • At Sophie Mol’s funeral and in the days before Estha was Returned, they saw her swollen eyes, and with the self-centeredness of children, held themselves wholly culpable for her grief.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • She argued, indeed, very learnedly in support of his opinion; and concluded with saying, if Tom had been guilty of any fault, she must confess her own son appeared to be equally culpable; for that she could see no difference between the buyer and the seller; both of whom were alike to be driven out of the temple.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He thinks it would be interpreted as a sign of weakness and even possible culpability.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • It seemed culpable in Providence to allow such a combination of circumstances.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • The intentions of the first may be upright, as they may on the contrary be culpable.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The intentions of the first may be upright while also being culpable.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Jett’s status had been defined, and the woman was no doubt culpable with him.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • There is a political aspect of this sex question which is too big for my comedy, and too momentous to be passed over without culpable frivolity.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Then the hundreds of women in the slum decided among themselves that if they all claimed responsibility, no one person would be culpable for the murder.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He knew the consummate manner in which a savage could conceal his designs, and he felt that it would be a culpable weakness to be unprepared for the worst.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
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Associated words [difficulty]:   culpable [5] , culprit [2]
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