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A misguided action or habit
“I felt very emotional during the service, my lip trembling on several occasions, and I slipped into my usual fault of speaking softly when that happens.”
A break or other defect in an electric circuit or piece of machinery
“The alarm was raised around 6.45 pm after an electrical fault caused the machine to ignite at the property in Hermes Way.”
Responsibility for an accident or misfortune
“I never really got into it, though I gather that was more my fault than the game's.”
A defect or failing
“Hypocrisy is one fault of which he cannot be accused.”
Criticize for inadequacy or mistakes
“But critics fault military leaders for discouraging such actions and failing to present alternatives.”
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