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responsible

adj. 1) legally liable or accountable. 2) having the ability to pay or perform.

responsible

(Dependable), adjective accountable, assailable, at fault, blamable, blameworthy, chargeable, culpable, guilty, indebted, negligent, obligated, obliged, reckless
Associated concepts: duty, responsible cause, responsible party

responsible

(Liable), adjective accountable, dependable, dutiful, legally accountable, legally obliiated, legitimate, liable, obligated, trustworthy
See also: actionable, amenable, blameful, blameworthy, bound, causative, competent, culpable, dependable, diligent, liable, loyal, lucid, moral, normal, reliable, sane, solid, sound, true
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But another law had placed her where she must commit her crime or starve with her child -- and before God that law is responsible for both her crime and her ignominious death!
I felt as foolish as if I had been caught in some mean act by a responsible being, and reproved for it.
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.
And then he kind of wilted together, and looked like he wished he hadn't spoken so, and then he says, very gentle: "But you needn't say that, Billy; I was took sudden and irritable, and I ain't very well these days, and not hardly responsible.
I will now proceed to the statement of those facts, connected with my escape, for which I am alone responsible, and for which no one can be made to suffer but myself.
I must be responsible for the circumstance, sir," replied Miss Temple: "the breakfast was so ill prepared that the pupils could not possibly eat it; and I dared not allow them to remain fasting till dinner-time.
I've been so far forbearing with you, sir,' he said quietly; 'not that I was ignorant of your miserable, degraded character, but I felt you were only partly responsible for that; and Catherine wishing to keep up your acquaintance, I acquiesced - foolishly.
Craven said he couldn't be responsible for forcing him.
Don't hold me responsible, sir, for what has happened since I left England.
That, for these reasons, the jury, being a loyal jury (as he knew they were), and being a responsible jury (as THEY knew they were), must positively find the prisoner Guilty, and make an end of him, whether they liked it or not.
I am responsible for them to myself, I act upon them, and I say no more about them.
Nothing, therefore, can be wiser in that kingdom, than to annex to the king a constitutional council, who may be responsible to the nation for the advice they give.

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