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But it did show that he had a sense of responsibleness, and a good one.

It's the kind of responsibleness that goes with havin' one boot that's wearin' me out.

I have vowed not to accept again the responsibleness of a prophet.

That desire I could not gratify were I still to hold the reins of responsibleness.

The responsibleness of woman extends widely through the world of Intellect.

He owed no obligations to anything except Art, and no responsibleness to anybody except the public.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "answerable" (to another, for something), from obsolete French responsible (13c., Modern French responsable, as if from Latin *responsabilis), from Latin respons-, past participle stem of respondere "to respond" (see respond). Meaning "accountable for one's actions" is attested from 1640s; that of "reliable, trustworthy" is from 1690s. Retains the sense of "obligation" in the Latin root word. Related: Responsibly.

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