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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLAMED

Not a blamed thing but a lot of stubs in a check-book, and a little fat.

I blamed him for leaving him, and ordered him to find him forthwith on foot.

The men I had to deal with were more to be pitied than blamed.

There was a mistake about the medicine, and she was blamed; that's all.

He's too blamed comprehensive for the average boy of my age.

He was not to be blamed because he had never been able to care for herself.

Of course, Nimrod was blamed for not being a better mountaineer.

"She is certainly to be pitied, but also to be blamed," said Mr. Percival.

"It's like a catastrophe," remarked Monny, looking as if she blamed me.

"He wouldn't say a blamed thing about it," Gene complained sincerely.

WORD ORIGIN

"confoundedly" 1833, later also as an adjective, from past participle of blame (v.), as a "euphemistic evasion of the horrible word damn." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848].

Cf. also blamenation (1837) as an expletive. The imprecation blame me is attested from 1830.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BLAMED

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