Definitions

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  • n. accusation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Accusation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Accusation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

Etymologies

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accuse +‎ -al

Examples

  • Having the same events described in four different voices is a brilliantly absorbing device; the story sets the basic human plot - murder, unjust accusal, trial - in the context of the ferment of scientific ideas around the time of the foundation of the Royal Society, the religious hangover from the Revolution, and the immediate post-Restoration political uncertainty.

    January Books 10) Doon

  • They heard her anguished accusal of her uncle but Bandari was nowhere in sight.

    Haven

  • It was a muttered accusal as Rachel made to walk past him rather than waste any more of her time trying to make him see her side of it.

    Separate Cabins

  • I thought I told you— Her simmering accusal was cut off in midstream as he turned in her direction and lowered the bulky cloth that had covered part of his face.

    The Best Way to Lose

  • She could face his accusal if only he could give the reason for it.

    The Coast of Chance

  • He came nervously, I thought; but to my surprise Roger's caustic accusal seemed rather to put him at ease than to disconcert him further.

    The Mutineers

  • And then the vision of a lovely, white-faced woman making her desperate self-accusal, and of a terrible, vulgar mother trying to hold her back with threats and pleadings!

    The Native Born or, the Rajah's People

  • Even Mrs. Cary's coarse nature stood baffled before this pitiless, dignified self-accusal.

    The Native Born or, the Rajah's People

  • Archer checked the conventional phrases of self-accusal that were crowding to his lips.

    The Age of Innocence

  • The naked feet with their grey convulsed toes stared into the communication trench like things robbed, with a mute accusal.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

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