Definition of 'culpable'
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Other racecourse owners are sometimes equally culpable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some suggested business schools might be partly culpable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The attempts to suggest that the government was culpable are dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But there are many others who are equally culpable. The Sun (2015)If some of those who followed were slightly less culpable it was largely because the game was well and truly up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The coroner all but accused the Government of sending a man to his death by culpable negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He appears no less culpable for this, but all the more tragically human. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Anything else is culpable negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Conservatives are equally culpable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This past winter, lumbered with a poor side, he was arguably less culpable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His political position is clear: capitalism is an oppressive system and the constituents of the organizational bloc that wields political power are all equally culpable. Critical Social Research (1990)From a human angle, that might make them less culpable, and so less immoral. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a problematic message and the police were swift to say that they didn't want to imply that women were partly culpable if they were attacked. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If that doesn't quite amount to an intention to offend, it does amount to culpable negligence in avoiding pointless offence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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