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recrimination

Law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
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Philip had found the brother's address only by reading the letter in which he refused a loan; but he shrugged his shoulders: there was no use in recrimination.
An angry word, passed one April evening of 1682 between the son of Sir Edward Dering and a hot- blooded young [85] Welshman, led to recrimination and sword-drawing.
Mutual recrimination passed between them: they parted in anger, and were never reconciled.
Sire," said Athos, "this is not a moment for recrimination, but a time to show yourself a king and a gentleman.
He was determined to put the case baldly, without vain recrimination or excuse.
She saw that it was impossible for her son-in-law, a weak creature, to be other than he was, and realized that his wife's reproaches could do no good--so she used all her efforts to soften those reproaches and to avoid recrimination and anger.
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City's Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread after a chaotic encounter with Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday which the Blues lost, despite taking the lead, amid recriminations over Mancini's formation.
The government-backed militia that led the charge came from the city of Misrata, a long-time rival of Bani Walid, and recriminations could result.
Cue a carnival of recriminations and emergency sausages
It's our future as a nation that deserves our time and energy, not pointless recriminations about the past.
The recriminations of British Prime Minister David Cameron on the reinforcement of the eurozone (see Europolitics 4292) are a 'positive point' and are even 'reassuring,' said the French Chair of the European Parliament's EPP group, Joseph Daul.