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Is it of stealing that bank-note of Galloway's that you presume to accuse my brother?

I do not accuse—I do not suspect you of any breach of confidence.

I let her accuse me as she pleased—and she very soon began to defend me.

You will ask me why I accuse him as you have already asked me how I know so much.

I hope you do not accuse me of lying or of any other dissimulation.

Making your own what Acacius did, you accuse us of objections.

My sins also came into my mind, and my conscience did accuse me on every side.

Both these signs seemed to accuse him louder than any words.

Oh, they're quite right when they accuse the men of heartlessness!

You accuse me of injustice—of what amounts to inhumanity—of cruelty?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "charge (with an offense, etc.), impugn, blame," from Old French acuser "to accuse, indict, reproach, blame" (13c.), earlier "announce, report, disclose" (12c.), or directly from Latin accusare "to call to account," from ad- "against" (see ad-) + causari "give as a cause or motive," from causa "reason" (see cause (n.)). Related: Accused; accusing; accusingly.

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