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
West Sacramento's recent decision to accept greater responsibility for maintaining levees and drainage systems along the Sacramento River has some residents worried that the city could be swamped financially if the area floods.
Finding kids activities and running them to the pool — on top of work and other responsibilities at home can make for one busy summer.
In 2016, after finally accepting responsibility for its role in bringing the epidemic to Haiti, the U.N. announced a new approach to ease the plight of Haitians.
Meanwhile, the generic-and-lumbering Mr. Incredible is floored by his most diabolical villain yet: responsibility.
McGrady said one possibility is the cities taking over that line and bearing responsibility for it.
Villagers argued about how to share responsibility for maintaining the atrapanieblas.
Jackson took responsibility for signing off on the salary bumps (Greenwire, April 10).
The myriad problems that day turned into an algebra of blame—so many had failed to carry out their duties that no one source could be concretely assigned sole 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
- Show responsibility by always doing your homework.
- The children are my responsibility.
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