responsible for


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Adj.1.responsible for - being the agent or cause; "determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
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Not only is my client in no way responsible for the loss, but he distinctly foreshadowed the very thing that caused it.
being responsible for the planet's traffic, cannot, however, make allowance for this kind of misfortune.
My friends the children are responsible for this new "Oz Book," as they were for the last one, which was called The Land of Oz.
Also, Anna declared that it was solely through my own fault that my fortunes declined after she had bettered them; that she is in no way responsible for what then happened; and that I have but myself to blame for having been either unable or unwilling to defend my honour.
Why, he must have thought it, unless he IS the downrightest fool in the world; because if he hadn't thought it, he would have wanted to own the whole dog, knowing that if he killed his half and the other half died, he would be responsible for that half just the same as if he had killed that half instead of his own.
I knew that none other could be responsible for this report which had reached the ears of Lorquas Ptomel so quickly, and now I recalled those portions of our conversation which had touched upon escape and upon my origin.
he thought unconsciously, seeking someone responsible for this suffering for him to punish; but there was no one responsible.
But in a republic, where every magistrate ought to be personally responsible for his behavior in office the reason which in the British Constitution dictates the propriety of a council, not only ceases to apply, but turns against the institution.
I'm not responsible for what Uncle Percy does, nor for anybody else or anything, so there
If these things have been sanctioned," he said, "by those who are responsible for my having become the head of the Order; they shall feel my vengeance.
You look as if you held me responsible for his death.
Then, on the Ghost I had learned to be responsible for myself.

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