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culprit
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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Definition
someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal; or something that caused a problem
  • The culprits confessed, but the foreman, suspecting more men were involved, told the Bird anyway.
    p. 208.9
  • Unable to find the culprit, he stormed out.
    p. 64.3
  • Often, the culprit was the planes.
    p. 70.7
  • He told them the culprits were a submarine crew, stopping over on the island, who had learned Americans were being held there.
    p. 142.7
  • When the Japanese caught thieves, POW officers suggested that the culprits be transferred to worksites where there was nothing stealable.
    p. 181.2

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