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Blaming definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLA'MING, ppr. Censuring; finding fault.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blame Blame (bl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blamed (bl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaming.] [OE. blamen, F. bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL. also to blame, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n to speak ill, to slander, to blaspheme, fr. bla`sfhmos evil speaking, perh, for blapsi`fhmos; bla`psis injury (fr. bla`ptein to injure) + fh`mh a saying, fr. fa`nai to say. Cf. Blaspheme, and see Fame.] 1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach. We have none to blame but ourselves. --Tillotson. 2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.] She . . . blamed her noble blood. --Spenser. To blame, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as, the conductor was to blame for the accident. You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak.



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