Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLAMING

"It's not the least mite I'm blaming you, honey," said Katy.

Without in the least blaming her, I will say that I think that Mrs. Alderling ate too much.

But nevertheless I am very far from blaming you for your resentment.

You may possibly be blaming Arthur Channing for meeting this trouble in so sad a spirit.

This looks very like blaming Burns's correspondents for the badness of his style.

"You'd think she was blaming us for it," Gilbert said afterwards.

The neighbors weren't fair in blaming her for the frightful habits she had fallen into.

She had been blaming Patricia for neglect, but now she silently begged her pardon.

More by token I'm blaming you little—only you see, sir, I differ.

And The McMurrough—sure it's certain death, and who's blaming him, but he's no stomach for it.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.