RESPONSIBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RESPONSIBLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
responsible
 a.  accountable; have control and authority over something or someone
Classic Sentence: (199 in 14 pages)
1  Perhaps Zeena had failed to see the new doctor or had not liked his counsels: Ethan knew that in such cases the first person she met was likely to be held responsible for her grievance.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  "Mrs. Bonnell's children have the measles," said Mrs. Merriwether abruptly, showing plainly that she held Mrs. Bonnell personally responsible for permitting such a thing to happen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  Always remember, dear," Ellen had said, "you are responsible for the moral as well as the physical welfare of the darkies God has intrusted to your care.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  They were responsible for a situation that forced a woman to keep a murderer at her side to protect her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  Yes, he is my legal ward and I am responsible for him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
6  I'm sure you are largely responsible.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  Matter of fact, I suspect they were largely responsible for his locating here.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
8  She felt responsible for the town.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  The collar belonged to grandfather, of course, and Jake, feeling responsible for it, flared up.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVIII
10  Dorr's friends say he was drunk and not responsible for his actions.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
11  The spell was soon over, and Mrs. Pontellier could not help wondering if there were not a little imagination responsible for its origin, for the rose tint had never faded from her friend's face.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
12  The injury was not one that Durham and Company could be held responsible for, and so that was all there was to it, so far as the doctor was concerned.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
13  I will now proceed to the statement of those facts, connected with my escape, for which I am alone responsible, and for which no one can be made to suffer but myself.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
14  The responsible duty of making the toast was delegated to the Aged, and that excellent old gentleman was so intent upon it that he seemed to me in some danger of melting his eyes.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
15  I am responsible for them to myself, I act upon them, and I say no more about them.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  He says I don't think he's a responsible enough citizen.
17  The council is responsible for refuse collection.
18  The elders were responsible for the proper conduct of community life.
19  Even where parents no longer live together, they each continue to be responsible for their children.
20  The tumultuous Cultural Revolution was chiefly responsible for the searing desire for change in China.
21  The department is responsible for the provision of residential care services.
22  He is directly responsible for this.
23  He's directly responsible to the boss.
24  Economic conditions may be responsible for the creation of social unrest.
25  The government is responsible for the provision of education for all the children.
26  Mike is responsible for designing the entire project.
27  The nurses' union was quoted as an example of a responsible trade union.
28  She was shrewd enough to guess who was responsible.
29  If valuables are placed in the safe, the hotel is responsible for their safe custody.
30  The hotel is not responsible for any loss or damage to guests' personal property.