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At Fault

Describing a person or company that is legally liable for a situation. For example, if Joe trips Bob (deliberately or not) and Bob breaks his arm, Joe may be considered at fault and may be required to pay Bob's medical bills.
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How dare she confess my faults in the Recording Angel?"
How see how I confess my faults." And she wrote, in a fine, rapid hand:
Again, though there may be some faults justly assigned in the work, yet, if those are not in the most essential parts, or if they are compensated by greater beauties, it will savour rather of the malice of a slanderer than of the judgment of a true critic to pass a severe sentence upon the whole, merely on account of some vicious part.
'- if his faults cannot,' I went on, 'be banished from your remembrance, in such an hour; look at that figure, even as one you have never seen before, and render it some help!'
Then, in the continuous monitoring, if the magnitudes of the fault patterns suffer a considerable change, a fault may be developing in some part of the machine.
Fault evaluation is an important but often overlooked aspect of the whole fault management process.
* A fault in a user flip-flop may cause a failure in its stored value that is used by subsequent circuitry.
A blind fault also triggered the magnitude 7.2 quake that hit Bohol and Cebu in October 2013, killing nearly 200 people.
Two fault segments, namely the East Valley Fault and the West Valley Fault, comprise the VFS, an active fault system within the Greater Metro Manila Area
The most recent third NW-SE compressional and wrench stress tensor occurs along and hanging wall of the Jhelum Fault. This stress tensor is oblique to the N-S trending Jhelum Fault and perpendicular to the northeast trending and southeast verging open to close F1-hanging wall folds and southeast directed D1-faults.
Regarding the strike-slip mechanism, the predecessors have studied more on the fault zone and reached a consensus on the strike-slip zone of the Tanlu fault zone (Xu and Zhu, 1994; Mercier et al., 2007).