Examples of responsibility in a Sentence
… Landau's piece, examining the fan's, and the journalist's responsibility to rock stars … —Lawrence Dietz, Los Angeles Times Book Review, 23 May 1971
A great soprano has a responsibility to her public … —Robert Evett, Atlantic, September 1970
The responsibility for engineering the line of cars which in 1908 evolved the immortal Model T … —John Kenneth Galbraith, New York Times Book Review, 28 Feb. 1954
Anthony Burton had once said that this was your responsibility toward society. —John P. Marquand, Atlantic, Nov. 1947
The boys denied any responsibility for the damage to the fence.
A terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
The janitor has many responsibilities.
Mowing the lawn is your responsibility.
She has to deal with a lot of family and work responsibilities.
It is your responsibility to give the company two weeks notice if you decide to leave.
In her new position, she will have much more responsibility.
We have a responsibility to protect the environment.
The government's responsibility is to serve the public.
The principal has responsibility for 450 students and a staff of 35.
Recent Examples of responsibility from the Web
Grant has long emphasized lead pipes at homes and businesses are the responsibility of the property owner, not S&WB.
The filing asks the panel to determine the responsibility of the U.S. for human rights violations against foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet.
The Reds Community Fund and P&G split two of the biggest responsibilities for the project — each year, the Reds select the neighborhood for the makeover, and this year, more than 300 local P&G employeesmake up the lion’s share of the volunteers.
Most relief pitchers are failed starters who’ve had to settle for lesser responsibilities in the pen.
By their nature these media are archetypal and reductive, and anyone audacious enough to translate Fitzgerald has to accept that responsibility.
The bridges are now the responsibility of the county's Department of Development and Storm Water Management.
On one level, Kushner’s private-sector experience appears wholly irrelevant to his current responsibilities.
With great reboot power comes great responsibility.
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RESPONSIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of responsibility for English Language Learners
: the state of being the person who caused something to happen
: a duty or task that you are required or expected to do
: something that you should do because it is morally right, legally required, etc.
RESPONSIBILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of responsibility for Students
1 : the quality or state of being in charge of someone or something
2 : the quality of being dependable Show responsibility by always doing your homework.
3 : something or someone for which someone has charge The children are my responsibility.
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