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Definitions of blame

  1. harass with constant criticism; " Don't always pick on your little brother"
  2. a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; " he took the blame for it"; " it was a bum rap"
  3. an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; " his incrimination was based on my testimony"; " the police laid the blame on on the driver"
  4. expletives used informally as intensifiers; " he's a blasted idiot"; " it's a blamed shame"; " a blame cold winter"; " not a blessed dime"; " I'll be damned ( or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; " he's a damn ( or goddam or goddamned) fool"; " a deuced idiot"; " tired or his everlasting whimpering"; " an infernal nuisance"
  5. attribute responsibility to; " We blamed the accident on her"; " The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  6. put or pin the blame on
  7. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.
  8. To bring reproach upon; to blemish.
  9. An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.
  10. That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.
  11. Hurt; injury.
  12. To find fault with; to censure.
  13. An expression of disapproval; a fault; responsibility for anything wrong.
  14. To find fault with; reproach.
  15. Blameworthy.
  16. Imputation of a fault: crime: censure.
  17. Imputation of a fault; fault.
  18. To find fault with; censure.
  19. The act of faultfinding; censure; also, fault; culpability.
  20. Imputation of a fault; censure; a fault.
  21. To be to blame, to be blamable.
  22. To censure; to find fault with.
  23. Censure; crime; expression of disapprobation; reproach.
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Quotes of blame

  1. In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman. – Nancy Astor
  2. I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you. – James Cameron
  3. Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band. – Bruce Dickinson
  4. I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh. – Shelby Foote
  5. The blame for the 9/11 attacks lays squarely and exclusively with the Al -Qaeda network. – Kay Granger
  6. The search for someone to blame is always successful. – Robert Half
  7. The more I use a matrix, the easier I make it to blame someone else. – Mark V. Hurd
  8. Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first. – Ken Mehlman
  9. If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis. – Camille Paglia
  10. Blame heaped on planners and those said to be responsible for unreliable intelligence. – Thomas V. Smith
  11. ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business. – Robert Sternberg
  12. When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there. – Joe Strummer
  13. Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame – Robert Anton Wilson
  14. Blame someone else and get on with your life. – Alan Woods
  15. I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting. – Edward Zwick

Usage examples for blame

  1. He was to blame – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. Even less could I tell Peter about the Uncle, because he would blame poor Larry. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  3. And yet, if any wrong was done, Bunkley himself was to blame for it. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  4. Don't you see that I'm to blame – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  5. I know all that- I never blame them! – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. You blame him for the well, that's just one thing. – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  7. Mine is the blame – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  8. I don't blame you. – A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth by William Dean Howells
  9. And who can blame you? – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  10. You don't think that I mean to blame him? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. " No, no; I'll take all the blame – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  12. I want to take all the blame upon myself. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. Tell me, do you now think me to blame for my first letter? – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  14. I don't blame him. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  15. They tried to throw the blame on her; he did, himself. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Do not suppose that I blame you. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  17. Blame yourself for this, not me. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  18. Have I a word of blame – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  19. But we all had it to do, and neither side will blame the other for doing it. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. Yet I do not think that he held you in blame – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker

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