RESPONSIBILITY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of responsibility
Definition:
n. duties; obligation; state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable
Example:
Now the Norwegian Fisheries Minister says Norway has a national responsibility to discover the fate of one of its famous sons.
Sentence in Classic:
When I was alone once more, however, with the precious case lying upon the table in front of me, I could not but think with some misgivings of the immense responsibility which it entailed upon me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The Duke is greatly agitated, and, as to me, you have seen yourselves the state of nervous prostration to which the suspense and the responsibility have reduced me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
A man who simply wished to retain his lucrative post would today agree with Pfuel, tomorrow with his opponent, and the day after, merely to avoid responsibility or to please the Emperor, would declare that he had no opinion at all on the matter.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And not for that day and hour alone were the mind and conscience darkened of this man on whom the responsibility for what was happening lay more than on all the others who took part in it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It is not Napoleon who prepares himself for the accomplishment of his role, so much as all those round him who prepare him to take on himself the whole responsibility for what is happening and has to happen.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And the actors, while she paced, taking all responsibility and plumping for fine, not wet, dressed among the brambles.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
For so soon as the people and senate had resolved on war, for instance on a war against the Latins, they threw all further responsibility upon the consul, who might fight or decline battle as he pleased, and attack this or the other city as he thought fit.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The less I understood of this farrago, the less I was in a position to judge of its importance; and an appeal so worded could not be set aside without a grave responsibility.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
I am so glad that he has plenty of work to do, for that keeps his mind off the terrible things; and oh, I am rejoiced that he is not now weighed down with the responsibility of his new position.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
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 Context
I decided not to keep about me any freed serfs, who have been house servants, or, at least, not to intrust them with duties of any responsibility.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context