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culprit
used in Pride and Prejudice

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Definition
someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal; or something that caused a problem
  • Their arrival was dreaded by the elder Miss Bennets, and Jane more especially, who gave Lydia the feelings which would have attended herself, had she been the culprit, and was wretched in the thought of what her sister must endure.
    Chapter 51 (3% in)
culprit = person responsible for a wrongdoing
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