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culprit
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal
  • Tom's imagination had not been rapid and capacious enough to include this question among the foreseen consequences, but it was no sooner put than he foresaw whither it tended, and that Maggie would not be considered the only culprit in the case.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (64% in)
  • But Tom, you perceive, was rather a Rhadamanthine personage, having more than the usual share of boy's justice in him,—the justice that desires to hurt culprits as much as they deserve to be hurt, and is troubled with no doubts concerning the exact amount of their deserts.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (97% in)
  • He was still holding her wrist tightly, as if he were compelling a culprit from the scene of action.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (81% in)

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