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fawl ting

  • n  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
  • v  put or pin the blame on

  • Haggard wasn't alone in faulting the policy, and he doesn't claim to be the impetus, but as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, he gets listened to.
  • Rather than faulting her for muffing health-care reform, they rewarded her for trying.
  • A question arises: Does the complicity of the counterculture in this tendency mean that faulting your social environment for your faults isn't really your fault?.
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  • Legislative restraint
    nta’s June 12 letter, “Lawmakers”: Putinta praises our Democratic majority lawmakers in the State Legislature for passing so many bills as doing the “job” they were sent to do and faulting member of the U.S. Congress for not passing much legislation and being the “least productive in history.”
    June 14, 2013 - Ventura County Star

  • Ron Washington in USA Today
    Anybody can make a mistake, but I'm just faulting the carelessness. If everything was right in the way he tried to secure that ball and then he drops it. that is the way it goes,Washington said.
  • Archie Knox in Sportinglife.com
    Knox said: "I am not faulting anyone for how they went about the business in warm and humid conditions that are a bit foreign to Scotland. But we created several opportunities to score and we are not just talking about half-chances. We have to take...
  • Lleyton Hewitt in The Age
    I couldn't put in first serves and was double faulting,said Hewitt. "He puts a lot pressure on anyone's service games. He has a good compact return."

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