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It’s my fault – I forgot to give him the message.
It’s not my fault that we’re late.
If you didn’t get enough sleep, it’s your own fault.
We’ve missed the plane and it’s all your fault!
It was partly the teacher’s fault for not explaining things clearly enough.
He seems to have lost the job through no fault of his own.
If a child does not attend school, the fault lies with the parent.
The book’s main fault is that it is too long.
For all its faults, it is still the best small car on the market.
An engineer was called out to repair a fault in the alarm system.
The fire was caused by an electrical fault.
She has her faults, but on the whole she’s very nice.
For all his faults, he’s been a very good friend to me.
Clothes with faults are sold off cheaply through market stalls.
When a marriage breaks up it is very hard to say who is at fault.
The teacher was at fault for not telling the child’s parents.
It’s demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you.
He’s a very kind-hearted man, and generous to a fault.
This is the British English definition of fault. View American English definition of fault.
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