Examples from the Web for responsible
“Mona Iraqi is responsible for 25 families losing their lives,” he said, speaking figuratively.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Guaraldi music is certainly at least 50 percent responsible for A Charlie Brown Christmas becoming as iconic as it has.
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They also were responsible for the Barcelona subway plot,” a plan disrupted by Spanish law enforcement in 2008.
Uzbeks were responsible for a recent attack on Karachi airport, he said, and “it looks like of the attack in Peshawar is same.”
It was her house, and she would have to be responsible for it against the devouring elements.The House|Eugene Field
At the gang-plank were assembled the responsible heads of the expedition—who were anything but passive.The Christmas Kalends of Provence|Thomas A. Janvier
To be sure, there came a time at the beginning of the term when the unwise parents were responsible for much bad work.Miss Ashton's New Pupil|Mrs. S. S. Robbins
On that day he was responsible for the dinner,—the cooking, catering, buying and serving.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
Certain phases of city life are responsible for much dissatisfaction with existence and depression of spirits.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for responsible
Word Origin for responsible
Word Origin and History for responsible
1590s, "answerable" (to another, for something), from obsolete French responsible (13c., Modern French responsable, as if from Latin *responsabilis), from Latin respons-, past participle stem of respondere "to respond" (see respond). Meaning "accountable for one's actions" is attested from 1640s; that of "reliable, trustworthy" is from 1690s. Retains the sense of "obligation" in the Latin root word. Related: Responsibly.