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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.
No, he couldn't either; he couldn't and not be responsible if the other end died, which it would.
Then, on the Ghost I had learned to be responsible for myself.
I am about to call the landlord, and explain to him that from tomorrow onwards I shall no longer be responsible for your hotel expenses.
I am merely your family tutor--not a son of yours, nor yet your ward, nor a person of any kind for whose acts you need be responsible.
Hang it, I am not going to feel responsible for my deeds and passions if there's nobody to be responsible to; and if I were you, my dear, I wouldn't either
First," I suggested, "let us find those of your people who be responsible for the escape of Matai Shang and his followers.
O Kulan Tith, Mightiest of Jeddaks," he said, "I alone be responsible for this grievous error.
I promised to citizens that I will be responsible for it.
The 36-year-old from Wiltshire will be responsible for all operational areas on site which means that Paul Thomas, formerly pharmaceutical services director, has taken on a new role as chief scientific officer and John Roberts, formerly commercial and manufacturing director, can now focus on the role of commercial director for Europe and the rest of the world.
Michael, 29, from Sunderland, boasts more than 10 years' working within the IT profession, and will now be responsible for managing the company's internal computer networks, maintaining and developing the latest manufacturing and production systems, and offering support to all employees based at Grange Interiors' North Shields head office.
So your landlord may actually be responsible for carrying out the repairs despite the wording of your tenancy agreement.