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
For many years, the almost universal reaction among European Muslims to the rising tide of jihadi violence has been to disclaim any responsibility on the part of Islam and the Islamic community.
The subjects of cultural erasure and artistic responsibility can be grist for nuanced consideration and cheap outrage alike.
The law puts the responsibility for deciding what states are added to the travel ban on Becerra.
Everyone is working towards the same goals, and interns are given the same expectations and responsibilities as the full-time associates.
But Beijing can’t shirk responsibility for his condition, which should have been treated aggressively earlier, and for his years of incarceration and separation from his family, which were a cruel injustice.
The chiefs also serve as replacement positions for other key administration roles, including the director of communications, whose responsibilities will be assumed by the chief communication, community/workforce engagement officer.
Each child should have their own contract tailored to their age and their individual responsibilities.
There’s a responsibility involved in keeping these drivers safe, and there’s a weight.
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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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