Citi, in its earnings announcement Thursday, blamed regulatory costs and environment for its poor results.
Mid-90s Gallic nuclear testing is blamed for mutating a native iguana species of Tahiti.
Instead, he excused his loss on 'gifts' and blamed the voters.
And no single product, they rightly point out, can be blamed for our health troubles.
Yet would we nod approvingly if President Bush blamed the failure of U.S. efforts to pacify post-invasion Iraq on Saddam Hussein?
As they had praised Brigitte for her conduct in the past, so they blamed her now.
From the moment that she did this, it became her chief trouble that Philip was blamed by others.
Thats a blamed injudicious question to ask, but you shall have an answer.
By some process of reasoning he blamed him for their present plight.
The old raft rid kinder loose, however, an' we blamed up an' down the fellers ez had pinned her together to the Falls.
"confoundedly" 1833, later also as an adjective, from past participle of blame (v.), as a "euphemistic evasion of the horrible word damn." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848].
This adjective 'blamed' is the virtuous oath by which simple people, who are improving their habits, cure themselves of a stronger epithet. [Edward Everett Hale, "If, Yes, and Perhaps," 1868]Cf. also blamenation (1837) as an expletive. The imprecation blame me is attested from 1830.
c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).