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culpable
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
guilty of something or deserving blame
  • Could intensity of love justify what might be considered in upright souls as culpable reticence?
    4 — The Consequence (84% in)
  • 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.
    4 — The Consequence (20% in)

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