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recrimination

Law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
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Delinquencies, from whatever causes, would be productive of complaints, recriminations, and quarrels.
D'Artagnan left the hotel instead of going up at once to Kitty's chamber, as she endeavored to persuade him to do--and that for two reasons: the first, because by this means he should escape reproaches, recriminations, and prayers; the second, because be was not sorry to have an opportunity of reading his own thoughts and endeavoring, if possible, to fathom those of this woman.
The meal happened to be a make-believe tea, and they sat around the board, guzzling in their greed; and really, what with their chatter and recriminations, the noise, as Wendy said, was positively deafening.
The atmosphere of precautions and recriminations, and in the midst a human body growing more vivid because it was in pain; the end of that body in Hilton churchyard; the survival of something that suggested hope, vivid in its turn against life's workaday cheerfulness;--all these were lost to Helen, who only felt that a pleasant lady could now be pleasant no longer.
"No excuses," said he, "no recriminations against anybody.
But these recriminations, twice mentioned in his skeleton biography, could only mean that he was a fanatic in science.
During the angry words and recriminations which followed the sailors nearly came to blows, but Clayton succeeded in quieting them; though a moment later Monsieur Thuran almost precipitated another row by making a nasty remark about the stupidity of all Englishmen, and especially English sailors.
These two would meet, there would be recriminations, a tragic appeal for forgiveness, possibly some melodramatic attempt at vengeance.
But to these recriminations I had a very natural answer to make, and I made it.
Education authorities should support the training and legal rights of teachers to be able to continue these trips without fear of litigation, recrimination and ruined lives if the unthinkable tragically happens.
We need to ask the question not to assign blame or engage in sectarian recrimination. The Left, even in its heyday, did too much of that, and what's left of the Left still does too much of it even in its current pitifully debilitated state.
He said that the creation of a lasting peace and political process must take precedence over feelings of recrimination.