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Word: culprit

Definition: one guilty of a crime


Sentences Containing 'culprit'

An unhappy culprit, found guilty of imperfect exercise, approaches at his command.
And when you have found the culprit, if you find him, I will say to you,`You are a magistrate, do as you will!'''
And, besides, they say that the culprit is an infamous scoundrel, who killed with a log of wood a worthy canon who had brought him up like his own son.
As Dantes spoke, Villefort gazed at his ingenuous and open countenance, and recollected the words of Renee, who, without knowing who the culprit was, had besought his indulgence for him.
As the cover-up begins, a copy-cat killing occurs, but McNulty quickly identifies and arrests the culprit.
Capice denied rumors that the shooting was a ploy to make it easy to write Hagman out of the script if his contract negotiations became too difficult. Producer Leonard Katzman, executive story consultant Art Lewis and story editor Camille Marchetta decided the actual culprit in mid-March by process of logical elimination with the belief that the audience should not be surprised by someone who was not important to the show as the shooter.
Chief Webber then starts a witch hunt to trace back the culprit and identify the cause of death.
During his trial, the defence tried to put Dr. Hill, a psychiatrist, on the stand as an expert on sexual assault. Hill was intended to testify that the culprit of the offence must have possessed several abnormal characteristics of which Mohan did not have. In a voir dire, Hill testified that the culprit of the first three assaults was likely a pedophile, while the fourth would have been by a sexual psychopath.
Enraged, Thorn viciously mutilated the culprit.
Faith, no, for between the culprit and the victim I have no choice.''
for I am the only culprit, Edmond, and if you owe revenge to any one, it is to me, who had not fortitude to bear your absence and my solitude.''
Gao was soon identified by a former classmate, who was also attending the screening, and blood tests, as well as the identification of the remains of his clothes by his mother confirmed him as the culprit of the explosion.
He finds the culprit, Jimbo Jones, and later foils a robbery by Snake Jailbird at the Kwik-E-Mart.
He then discover that the culprit is Theodore Gainor, a rogue member of the Blackhawks who has somehow remained young through World War 2 and now is planning a full scale aerial assault on the United States.
Here the culprit is the metric of a new visitor.
It must be confessed, however, that the case looks exceedingly grave against the young man, and it is very possible that he is indeed the culprit.
Luztka is a former team member of the Globe shoe company team and released one signature shoe model with the brand, named the "Culprit" (also released in a "high-top" model, whereby the length of the shoe is extended to cover the lower shin).
Mademoiselle de Villefort is the culprit she is the poisoner!
Mediocre team defense and goaltending was the culprit.
Not only does he argue that the real murderer is not the one that the author presents to us, but in addition these works suggest that the author subconsciously knew who the real culprit is.
Ramesh finds the culprit and keeps a tight leash on everything happening in the office, thereby earning the wrath of the industrialist's relatives.
Replies from proponents include noting that if the motive of the graverobbers was body parts for necromancy, the cloths might be irrelevant; and if the culprit was a "pious thief", then the wrappings might have been "deliberately" left behind to foster the notion of the body miraculously disappearing.
Sanjay is the suspect. The film is resolved with the real culprit getting caught, and the two brothers reunited with their father, and then marrying their sweethearts.
Sears was contacted to see if the brother had purchased one with a credit card. Sears said the brother had no card, but pointed out that Shulman had a card. This was how police were initially pointed towards Shulman as a possible culprit.
Several Hitchcock characters seek to establish the definitive "perfect murder", that is, a way to commit a murder that would leave no clues, and would prevent the police from ever finding the culprit.
The culprit (or culprits) is unknown, but a José Luis Jordán Peña has claimed responsibility for instigating Ummoism.
The culprit falters excuses, and professes a determination to do better tomorrow.
The culprit is revealed to be the Scarlet Witch, who had gone insane after agonizing over the memory of her lost children and who subsequently lost control of her reality-altering powers.
The culprit is--" "Mr. John Turner," cried the hotel waiter, opening the door of our sitting-room, and ushering in a visitor.
The first named malefactor will be subjected to the mazzuola, the second culprit beheaded.
The Japanese demography will drastically change so that more young people will have to support for the older population, which implies that this change in demography is the main culprit for the last two decades of deflation and stagnant economic growth.
The same flower of innocence had flourished, or was still flourishing, on their brow, that is seen on the brow of the culprit in your house.''
Their arrival was dreaded by the elder Miss Bennets, and Jane more especially, who gave Lydia the feelings which would have attended herself, had she been the culprit, and was wretched in the thought of what her sister must endure.
Thus these claims in the gospel are also brought into contention by the theory, especially if a grave robber is proposed as the culprit.
To find the culprit, Papa Smurf takes matters on his hands: he sends a note to the Masked Smurfer, dipped in white ink.
When crime has been committed, and God, doubtless in anger, turns away his face, it is for the physician to bring the culprit to justice.''
When the kidnapping is discovered, evidence suggests Lathia as the culprit and Alexa wants her father to send the army after her.
``But,''said Morrel,``the culprit the murderer the assassin.''
``Follow the culprit's steps; he first kills M. de Saint Meran''``O doctor!''
``My father has revealed the culprit's name; my father thirsts for revenge as much as you do, yet even he conjures you as I do to keep this secret.
``Yes, that I have suffered; but the culprit?''

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::: forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
::: conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
::: correlation - mutual relationship
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
::: emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words