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- blame culture,
Origin of blamed
verb (used with object), blamed, blam·ing.
Origin of blame
Examples from the Web for blamed
But the bad weather and heavy seas could not be blamed on Bradley.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The former U.S. official also blamed Snowden for revealing surveillance secrets.
Even though the Founders at first blamed meteors, they eventually made “moschetoes” as the yellow-bellied culprit.
Putin also blamed Ukrainian nationalists for attacking the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine.
In several other tweets, the McCanns themselves are blamed for causing the death of the woman who allegedly harassed them.Outed Madeleine McCann Troll Kills Herself. But Millions Live On Online.|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If one of the young ones went wrong, people pitied the father and blamed the child.Pray You, Sir, Whose Daughter?|Helen H. Gardener
I hope you will pardon this intrusion,” said I; “but 40 my room is No. 12, and something has gone wrong with this blamed house.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
He blamed the labor men for not choosing labor men to office instead of the gentry who offered themselves.Seven English Cities|William Dean Howells
That craft cost my father quite a sum, and he would have blamed me if she had been smashed.The Boy Pilot of the Lakes|Frank V. Webster
"The blamed thing might hold and drag the caboose along after I've pulled out the coupling-pin," he reflected.The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
Word Origin for blame
"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.)).
see lay (the blame) on; to blame.