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responsibility
 n.  duties; obligation; state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable
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
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Bill refused to take responsibility for the accident.
17  Power invariably means both responsibility and danger.
18  She had shared responsibility for her brother since girlhood.
19  The chief cadre in charge should bear greater responsibility.
20  The whole concept of responsibility was alien to him.
21  It is rare for the responsibility for causing conflict to rest solely on one side.
22  Of course the ultimate responsibility for the present conflict without doubt lies with the aggressor.
23  We in the Congress can't shirk our responsibility.
24  It's your responsibility to arrange adequate cover for holiday periods.
25  Our responsibility is to level up the standard of the people's material and cultural life.
26  The responsibility for doing this rests with the department managers.
27  We have made a conscious effort to devolve responsibility.
28  An essential element is good communication between the people involved, particularly in those stages where responsibility is joint.
29  Parents need to encourage a sense of responsibility in their children.
30  Protecting the environment is every man's responsibility.