RESPONSIBILITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RESPONSIBILITY
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responsibility
 n.  duties; obligation; state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  We will accept ultimate responsibility for whatever happens.
2  There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
3  The club does not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to club members' personal property.
4  He persisted in his refusal to admit responsibility.
5  None of these people will admit responsibility for their actions.
6  In the last analysis , the responsibility for this failure must lie with the minister.
7  Whoever they appoint will assume responsibility for all financial matters.
8  Mercifully some one arrived upon the scene to extricate him from the dilemma and assume the responsibility.
9  No one has yet stepped forward to claim responsibility for the attack.
10  The terrorists issued a denial of responsibility for the attack.
11  He took on the responsibility for collecting evidence for the trial.
12  It was a clear attempt to shift the responsibility for the crime onto the victim.
13  The West has chosen to repudiate all responsibility for these refugees.
14  If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shouldres.
15  Taking responsibility for yourself is part of the process of growing up.
Classic Sentence: (199 in 14 pages)
1  Ellen set dozens of little black boys to this task, the first position of responsibility a male slave had at Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  They have no sense of responsibility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  Just as Ellen had done, other plantation mistresses throughout the South had put the pickaninnies through courses of training and elimination to select the best of them for the positions of greater responsibility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  Relying upon their masters in the old days to care for their aged and their babies, they now had no sense of responsibility for their helpless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  Ashley, leaning against the old secretary, knew that the responsibility for preventing trouble lay with him and, knowing the hair-trigger tempers of the County, was at a loss as to how to proceed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
6  She watched it jealously, as though it were her own property and Lily its mere custodian; and she tried to instil into the latter a sense of the responsibility that such a charge involved.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
8  She was blindly following whatever impulse moved her, as if she had placed herself in alien hands for direction, and freed her soul of responsibility.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XII
9  She told the cook that she herself would be greatly occupied during Mr. Pontellier's absence, and she begged her to take all thought and responsibility of the larder upon her own shoulders.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIV
10  And then there was Marija Berczynskas, who, fired with jealousy by the success of Jurgis, had set out upon her own responsibility to get a place.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  All day and all night for nearly a whole week they wrestled with the problem, and then in the end Jurgis took the responsibility.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  After this disposition, the young Mohican appointed various native chiefs to fill the different situations of responsibility, and, the time pressing, he gave forth the word to march.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
13  The responsibility of success or failure lay heavily upon me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
14  Tales of hesitation and uncertainty on the part of those high in place and responsibility came to their ears.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
15  The faces of the men, too, showed a lack of a certain feeling of responsibility for being there.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19