Responsible in a sentence

The word "responsible" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of responsible and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Responsible

  • Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
  • Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.
  • Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office.
  • worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

How to use responsible in a sentence. Responsible pronunciation.

He would expiate his crime and his sin, the crime of homicide for which he alone was responsible, the sin of secrecy for which he and another were responsible.
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There might have been another way; but for that way, or for the way I did take, you could not be responsible.
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They're going to write and tell you that they won't be responsible after this for my board and lodging.
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Mitia is in many respects like his father, but it is wonderful how we love him in the closing scenes; Ivan is the sceptic, whose final conviction that he is morally responsible for his father's murder shows his inability to escape from the domination of moral ideas; Alosha, the priestly third brother, has all the family force of character, but in him it finds its only outlet in love to God and love to man.
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The same letter also mentions the case of a friend in a responsible position under the government, whose accounts failed to balance by reason of an error, which, after long search, he could not detect.
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When the Emperor entered this room the usher withdrew and remained outside the door; he was responsible for everything in this room, which was never opened except by express orders from his Majesty.
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The ladies of the private apartments were required to observe these rules, and were responsible for their execution; and one of them was required to be present at the music, painting, and embroidery lessons of the Empress, and wrote letters by her dictation or under her orders.
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Sir Walter had so large a hand in making Southern character, as it existed before the war, that he is in great measure responsible for the war.
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But I feel myself a little responsible, you know.
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I warned Fanny against him, and I told Mrs. Damerel that I should hold her responsible if any harm came of the acquaintance she was encouraging between him and Fanny.
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He thinks you responsible for what has happened to Fanny French,' Nancy replied, in an impartial voice.
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Respectable Mr. Barmby could not be aware that Jessica's state of mind rendered her scarcely responsible for what she said or did.
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I won't say that I should never acknowledge you as my wife; so far from that, I hold myself responsible whenever you choose to make any kind of claim upon me.
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As if any one can be held responsible for that!
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Being of considerable weight they do not readily respond to a playful kick, but having no sharp corners they are seldom responsible for serious injury to the kicker.
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I think it was Mr. ELLIOTT O'DONNELL's way of telling his stories that was responsible for my indifference.
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It is enough that he was doubtful and discouraged, and made the error of holding the cause responsible for the violence of its lesser apostles, and that he adopted the fatal error, too common in France at that period, of confounding progress with discord, liberty with license, and revolution with terrorism!
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She made her understand that she would inform M. de Camors of the affair in case of need, and that he would hold his cousin Sigismund responsible.
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John T. Thompson, who was responsible for the stores.
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This much was absolutely necessary, for these officers were personally responsible for every dollar's worth of supplies and had to protect themselves in some degree.
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Examples of Responsible

Example #1
Here a great duty lay-his life for this land, his life, and his love, and his faith.
Example #2
Rapine, murder, tyranny, oppression, were round him on every side, and the ruler of the land called him to his counsels.
Example #3
You were the occasion; the thing I did had only one source, my own heart and mind.
Example #4
Her eyes swam with tears; she leaned over the table where he had been writing, and the tears dropped upon his letter.
Example #5
Of course I shall not go home; I shouldn't dream of it; I'd rather earn my living as-as a scullery maid.
Example #6
Mr. Higgins says that if I don't come home, he won't let me have any more money.