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Definition of "at fault" []

  • Guilty, responsible, deserving blame (phrase)

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Use "at fault" in a sentence
  • "He was convinced, along with Gouverneur Morris, along with Hamilton and the other Nationalists, that Congress was as much at fault as Rhode Island in allowing a single cantankerous state—“Perverse Sister,” Madison called her—to threaten the progress, safety, and possible existence of the larger nation."
  • "The birds that the two girls had brought in were duly returned to the yard, and the process was repeated till all the pet cocks and hens had been submitted to the old woman -- Hamburghs, Bantams, Cochins, Brahmas, Dorkings, and such other sorts as were in fashion just then -- her perception of each visitor being seldom at fault as she received the bird upon her knees."
  • "Listed below are representative examples of jury awards from south-Florida courts when vehicles owned by a company were at fault in a personal injury accident."
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