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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
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Faults in the abstract are each and all so uninviting, not to say alarming, but, associated with certain eyes and hair and tender little gowns, it is curious how they lose their terrors; and, as with vice in the poet's image, we end by embracing what we began by dreading.
How dare she confess my faults in the Recording Angel?"
When an army is overthrown and its leader slain, the cause will surely be found among these five dangerous faults. Let them be a subject of meditation.
Such may likewise be suspected of deserving this character, who, without assigning any particular faults, condemn the whole in general defamatory terms; such as vile, dull, d--d stuff, &c., and particularly by the use of the monosyllable low; a word which becomes the mouth of no critic who is not RIGHT HONOURABLE.
'I meant to say, if you have no compassion for his mother; or if his faults - you have been bitter on them -'
And the most awful thing about it is that it's all my fault--all my fault, though I'm not to blame.
It is not your fault that I have had all my energies misdirected by others -- it is not your fault that I have never had a fair chance of getting on in life.
``Then why should you shackle poor Gurth, uncle, for the fault of his dog Fangs?
After all," I said, "it's their uncle's fault. If he left here such people--!"
Such was the fault found in Callippides, as also in others of our own day, who are censured for representing degraded women.
"I could simply scratch that woman's eyes out, and to say it's my fault is most unfair."
''Tilda's friends are low people, and if she don't know any better, it's their fault, and not hers.'