verb (used with object), blamed, blam·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM blameblamer, nouno·ver·blame, verb (used with object), o·ver·blamed, o·ver·blam·ing.self-blame, nounun·blam·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for blame
He didn’t get the defenses wrong or mix up formations or blame players for mistakes that weren’t their fault.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
His cut of the film emphasized love, with John Lodge’s Irish police inspector assuming blame for a shooting that allows Loder’s English captain and Antoinette Cellier’s Maureen to have a future together.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
Coaches get an outsized amount of credit and blame for outcomes most of the time, and at the Power Five level, it’s something they’re well-compensated for.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done|Patrick Stevens|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Money watchAs defeats in key Senate races mounted this week, Democrats cast around for blame and began to ask whether something they'd considered to be a strength turned out to be a waste of time.The Trailer: Partisan realities clash, again, this time on the vote count|David Weigel|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
When it comes to the markets or economy, Presidents get far too much blame when things go poorly and far too much credit when things go well.
Now, she says, her coworkers are actively pranking each other and blaming it on the ghost.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Question their actions or motives and you are “victim shaming” and “victim blaming.”What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad|Lizzie Crocker|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mary Williams filed an appeal to the IRS in tax court last year, blaming her “controlling, abusive” husband for the problem.
Blaming plagues on the “Other” is as old as plagues themselves.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama|Jay Michaelson|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But blaming contemporary politics for the deep roots of inequality in Scotland is a misdirected, short-term fixation.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the first time Hester forgave on the instant the act of blaming her husband.Deerbrook|Harriet Martineau
Now, instead of blaming and disliking, will you not pity and love the unlovable and neglected lad?Emilie the Peacemaker|Mrs. Thomas Geldart
The futility of blaming the whole affair upon God did not at the moment occur to him.The Brute|Frederic Arnold Kummer
At last the very authorities who are responsible for this are blaming their victims.Creative Unity|Rabindranath Tagore
What is the use of praising or blaming if each one does what heredity, constitution, and environment compels?Determinism or Free-Will?|Chapman Cohen
British Dictionary definitions for blame
Derived forms of blameblamable or blameable, adjectiveblamably or blameably, adverb
Word Origin for blame
Idioms and Phrases with blame
see lay (the blame) on; to blame.