1 I should be greatly to blame if I were to omit that, as soon as Manilov had pronounced these words, the face of his guest became replete with satisfaction.
2 In the same way Chichikov sought a scapegoat upon whose shoulders he could lay the blame for all that had annoyed him.
3 In passing, my readers must not blame me if the characters whom they have encountered in these pages have not been altogether to their liking.
4 I must hasten to add that I am the only person to blame in all this, while Mr. Bazarov has behaved most honourably.
5 My poor brother, of course, is to blame; and he is punished for it.
6 I am all the readier to do so because, speaking from my conscience, I was to blame then too for flirting or something.
7 The worst of it is, look at it which way one will, it still turns out that I was always the most to blame in everything.
8 And what is most humiliating of all, to blame for no fault of my own but, so to say, through the laws of nature.
9 In the first place, to blame because I am cleverer than any of the people surrounding me.
10 To blame, finally, because even if I had had magnanimity, I should only have had more suffering from the sense of its uselessness.
11 As though of design I used to get into trouble in cases when I was not to blame in any way.
12 For that one could not blame even the laws of nature, though the laws of nature have continually all my life offended me more than anything.
13 I warn you that my friend is a compound personality and therefore it is difficult to blame him as an individual.
14 And you won't dare to say a word, not half a word when they drive you away from here; you will go away as though you were to blame.
15 But then when he found out that Anton Antonovich was not to blame and they got to talking more intimately, he changed right away, and, thank Heaven, everything went well.