noun, plural cul·pae [kuhl-pee; Latin kool-pahy]. /ˈkʌl pi; Latin ˈkʊl paɪ/.
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Example sentences from the Web for culpa
On August 17, just a few weeks before the fall campaign iced off, he had to go on national TV to offer a mea kinda sorta culpa.
In Washington, where politicians have mastered the art of the mea culpa, those words would not normally warrant much attention.
Like Gates, I also lost my policy objectivity—mea culpa—but for all the right reasons, as I believed then and still do.
Now I think Obama was right to do that mea culpa bit last week.It’s Time for Obama to Go on Offense on Health Care|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the end, the two embraced and Eminem flicked off the crowd, a middle-finger mea culpa.Eminem’s Homophobic ‘Rap God’ Lyrics Are Getting a Free Pass|Kevin Fallon|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I know too well how little I profited by all his warnings, and I cry, Mea culpa.
For this, I can only beat my breast violently and mutter mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.Dead Giveaway|Gordon Randall Garrett
If he had been differently brought up, he might have beaten his breast and cried, "Mea culpa!"Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
Etiam si quis a culpa vacuus in amicitiam ejus inciderat, quotidiano usu per similisque ceteris efficiebatur.St. Winifred's|Frederic W. Farrar
He closeth his eyes and saith his mea culpa and setteth all his hopes in God.Tales from the Old French|Various