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  • And I often think now, we were culpable not to do so.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He stamped me with a belief in justice, then drenched me in culpability, and I wouldn't wish such torment even on a mosquito.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He thinks it would be interpreted as a sign of weakness and even possible culpability.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Roscoe was uneasily aware that he was held culpable in some quarters for Jake's escape.†   (source)
  • Some flashing name resonating with a culpability even the families didn't recognize.†   (source)
  • Another defendant equally culpable will not be punished by death.†   (source)
  • People who refused fatalism because they could invent small resources insisted on culpability.†   (source)
  • The only reason that Clarissa Morgenstern escapes culpability is that it was her father who summoned him, not herself.†   (source)
  • The intentions of the first may be upright while also being culpable.†   (source)
  • If there was something ominous in the newscaster's tones, there was something torpid about our understanding of what was at stake; and if there was something culpable about such political ignorance in that time and place, there was something positive about the security I inhabited as a result of it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    culpability = guilt
  • Congress was as culpable as the President for the gridlock.
  • What is there 'undignified', what is there at all culpable in such an attitude?†   (source)
  • She tries to laugh, and I laugh with her, feeling culpable and accused.†   (source)
  • The views of the last cannot be upright and must be culpable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A system that denies the poor the legal help they need, that makes wealth and status more important than culpability, must be changed.†   (source)
  • Still, both of these young people were culpable and must look to themselves now, examine their souls, consider this a matter of conscience.†   (source)
  • But to completely disregard a person's disability would be unfair in evaluating what degree of culpability to assign and what sentence to impose.†   (source)
  • As he was the person most in charge of Walter's wrongful prosecution and conviction, it was hard to reconcile his immunity with his culpability in the whole affair, but there was little we could do.†   (source)
  • And, in banning the death penalty for juveniles, the Supreme Court had paid great attention to the emerging body of medical research about adolescent development and brain science and its relevance to juvenile crime and culpability.†   (source)
  • We contended that his attorneys had failed to provide effective assistance of counsel at trial when they didn't uncover Avery's history or present his disabilities as relevant to his criminal culpability and sentence.†   (source)
  • Herbert was advised to deny any culpability but ultimately argued that this was reckless murder, not capital murder, which could be punished with life imprisonment but not the death penalty During the trial, the appointed defense lawyer presented no evidence about Herbert's background, his military service, his trauma from the war, his relationship with the victim, his obsession with the girlfriend—nothing.†   (source)
  • But the prosecutor says there is no charge of culpable homicide; for it is murder, and nothing less than murder, with which he is charged.†   (source)
  • Therefore she felt at once humble and culpable in his presence.†   (source)
  • Could intensity of love justify what might be considered in upright souls as culpable reticence?†   (source)
  • Jett's status had been defined, and the woman was no doubt culpable with him.†   (source)
  • The really culpable point—his faithlessness to Mrs. Wilcox—never seemed to strike him.†   (source)
  • As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.†   (source)
  • It seemed culpable in Providence to allow such a combination of circumstances.†   (source)
  • ' "What culpable carelessness in her brother!" exclaimed Mr. Linton, turning from me to Catherine.†   (source)
  • This is the matter, Mr. Mayor; a culpable act has been committed.†   (source)
  • Brooke was really culpable; he ought to have hindered it.†   (source)
  • No blame attached to me: I am as free from culpability as any one of you three.†   (source)
  • There was the crime, Bertuccio—that was where you became really culpable.†   (source)
  • What culpable act have you been guilty of towards me?†   (source)
  • If the lad swore, he wouldn't correct him: nor however culpably he behaved.†   (source)
  • Then if through excess of love I have rendered myself culpable toward you, you will pardon me?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Charles thought the habit laudable, though he did not intend to adopt it himself, whereas Margaret would have seen in it an almost culpable indifference to earthly fame.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • This distinction, though by no means a subtle one, was yet too subtle for Mr Clare the elder, and he went on with the story he had been about to relate; which was that after the death of the senior so-called d'Urberville, the young man developed the most culpable passions, though he had a blind mother, whose condition should have made him know better.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her culpability lay in her making no attempt to control feeling by subtle and careful inquiry into consequences.†   (source)
  • But when the blind man appeared as usual at the foot of the hill he exclaimed— "I can't understand why the authorities tolerate such culpable industries.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It is to be feared that his perception of the difference between good architecture and bad was not acute, and that he might sometimes have been seen gazing with culpable serenity at inferior productions.†   (source)
  • I should affirm the culpability.†   (source)
  • If you have been culpable, it was imprudence, and this imprudence was in obedience to the orders of your captain.†   (source)
  • He felt that in letting Dunstan have the money, he had already been guilty of a breach of trust hardly less culpable than that of spending the money directly for his own behoof; and yet there was a distinction between the two acts which made him feel that the one was so much more blackening than the other as to be intolerable to him.†   (source)
  • A young man for whom two such elders had devoted themselves would indeed be culpable if he threw himself away and made their sacrifices vain.†   (source)
  • These gifts of a world to civilization are such augmentations of light, that all resistance in that case is culpable.†   (source)
  • Certainly, after witnessing the culpable indolence manifested by M. de Villefort towards his own relations, I ought to have denounced him to the authorities; then I should not have been an accomplice to thy death, as I now am, sweet, beloved Valentine; but the accomplice shall become the avenger.†   (source)
  • There had been not only her intimacy with Mrs. Bulstrode, but also a profitable business relation of the great Plymdale dyeing house with Mr. Bulstrode, which on the one hand would have inclined her to desire that the mildest view of his character should be the true one, but on the other, made her the more afraid of seeming to palliate his culpability.†   (source)
  • Besides, d'Artagnan from her own admission knew Milady culpable of treachery in matters more important, and could entertain no respect for her.†   (source)
  • When he compared the public crimes of this minister—startling crimes, European crimes, if so we may say—with the private and unknown crimes with which Milady had charged him, Felton found that the more culpable of the two men which formed the character of Buckingham was the one of whom the public knew not the life.†   (source)
  • The coulpe is entirely spontaneous; it is the culpable person herself (the word is etymologically in its place here) who judges herself and inflicts it on herself.†   (source)
  • He said, moreover, "Teach those who are ignorant as many things as possible; society is culpable, in that it does not afford instruction gratis; it is responsible for the night which it produces.†   (source)
  • The description finished, the district-attorney resumed with an oratorical turn calculated to raise the enthusiasm of the journal of the prefecture to the highest pitch on the following day: And it is such a man, etc., etc., etc., vagabond, beggar, without means of existence, etc., etc., inured by his past life to culpable deeds, and but little reformed by his sojourn in the galleys, as was proved by the crime committed against Little Gervais, etc., etc.; it is such a man, caught upon the highway in the very act of theft, a few paces from a wall that had been scaled, still holding in his hand the object stolen, who denies the crime, the theft, the climbing th†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I do not know how without being culpably particular I can give my Reader a more exact notion of the style in which I wished these poems to be written than by informing him that I have at all times endeavoured to look steadily at my subject, consequently, I hope that there is in these Poems little falsehood of description, and that my ideas are expressed in language fitted to their respective importance.†   (source)
  • O culpable!†   (source)
  • The Judgement does but suggest what circumstances make an action laudable, or culpable.†   (source)
  • The intentions of the first may be upright, as they may on the contrary be culpable.†   (source)
  • The views of the last cannot be upright, and must be culpable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And Saint Gregory saith, that precious clothing is culpable for the dearth [dearness] of it, and for its softness, and for its strangeness and disguising, and for the superfluity or for the inordinate scantness of it; alas!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • What do you know of my culpability?†   (source)
  • Yes, brother, I'm wicked and culpable, A sorry sinner, full of iniquity, As great a wretch as there ever could be.†   (source)
  • But I finally learned, oh beauty most lovable, That my ardor for you could never be culpable, That I should even consider it right, And so I submit to my heart's delight.†   (source)
  • If the plan of the convention be, in this respect, chargeable with a departure from the celebrated maxim which has been so often mentioned, and seems to be so little understood, how much more culpable must be the constitution of New York?†   (source)
  • It is far less probable, that culpable views of any kind should infect all the parts of the government at the same moment and in relation to the same object, than that they should by turns govern and mislead every one of them.†   (source)
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