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culpable
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Definition guilty of something or deserving blame
  • He is culpable of copyright infringement.
culpable = guilty of something or deserving blame
  • Congress was as culpable as the President for the gridlock.
  • You have done nothing which you could have avoided—nothing, certainly, which renders you culpable.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • culpable = guilty of something or deserving blame
  • You are the culpable one!
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • culpable = guilty of something or deserving blame
  • ...and suddenly I felt culpable, even more a part of this than I already was.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • culpable = guilty of something or deserving blame
  • Nor was she old enough to appreciate the injustice, to see that it is the creators of the harami who are culpable, not the harami, whose only sin is being born.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • culpable = guilty of something or deserving blame
  • 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
  • culpable = guilty of something or deserving blame
  • 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
  • culpability = guilt
  • 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
  • culpability = guilt
  • If you have been culpable, it was imprudence, and this imprudence was in obedience to the orders of your captain.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • You have done nothing which you could have avoided - nothing, certainly, which renders you culpable.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • What culpable carelessness in her brother
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • In destroying the southern whale (like the Greenland whale, an inoffensive creature), your traders do a culpable action, Master Land.
    Verne, Jules  --  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • culpable negligence
  • Even more culpable in my opinion, your Grace, is your attitude towards your younger son.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • 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
  • He thinks it would be interpreted as a sign of weakness and even possible culpability.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • She tries to laugh, and I laugh with her, feeling culpable and accused.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • What is there 'undignified', what is there at all culpable in such an attitude?
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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