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  • Can the onus of eating healthfully be moved from the public to the food companies?
  • It's not easy to be a point guard, especially for coach Ryan because he puts so much onus on it and responsibility on it. It's not just, "Roll the ball out and let's go."  You're held accountable for every single thing that happens on the floor.   (source)
  • He's made positive assertions -- which puts the onus to prove the assertions on him.
  • If asked why you don't believe in Thor's hammer, you would probably say something like "Why is the onus on me to justify my nonbelief in Thor, given that there is not the smallest positive reason for belief?"   (source)
  • Researchers identified a vulnerability in the operating system. The onus to fix it is on Microsoft.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley [the federal financial reporting law] is putting a much greater onus on the board. Ethics becomes very important in the hiring process ... If they end up hiring a CEO to the extent of 'an Enron,' the board will be held responsible, too.   (source)
  • The onus is now on global businesses to conform with the laws of the European Union.
  • The government's Renewable Obligations Scheme has put an onus on all electricity suppliers to provide some of their energy from green sources as it strives to achieve its 40 per cent renewable energy target for electricity by 2020.   (source)
  • The community's graffiti laws place the onus of cleanup on property owners.
  • He wasn't as hard on guys as he was in the past. I think that was part of his plan -- to put the onus on guys in the room to take over the team and hold each other accountable.   (source)
  • "Look, Isabelle," Simon said, figuring that the onus was on him to start the discussion.†   (source)
  • Botha wanted the onus of violence to rest on my shoulders and I wanted to reaffirm to the world that we were only responding to the violence done to us.†   (source)
  • I told him I fully supported the guidelines the ANC had adopted in the Harare Declaration of 1989, which put the onus on the government to eliminate the obstacles to negotiations that the state itself had created.†   (source)
  • I think it would be just to say that the onus of proof lies with you.†   (source)
  • Now they must either attack the fort and accept the onus of striking the first blow, or face an indefinite and enervating occupation of Sumter by Anderson's soldiers.†   (source)
  • "Maybe even the light of day, let alone this—" he indicated the single globe stained and bug-fouled from the long summer and which even when clean gave off but little light—"which man had to invent to his need since, relieved of the onus of sweating to live, he is apparently reverting (or evolving) back into a nocturnal animal, would be too much for it, for them.†   (source)
  • Then on me be the onus of bringing it forward.†   (source)
  • He therefore had recourse to his usual receipt of patience, for, though he was not a great adept in Latin, he remembered, and well understood, the advice contained in these words —_Leve fit quod bene fertur onus_ in English: A burden becomes lightest when it is well borne— which he had always in his mouth; and of which, to say the truth, he had often occasion to experience the truth.†   (source)
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