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accountableness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being accountable; accountability.

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  • noun The quality or state of being accountable; accountability.

Etymologies

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accountable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • As Reid puts it, “Identity ... is the foundation of all rights and obligations, and of accountableness, and the notion of it is fixed and precise” (Reid 1785, 112).

    Personal Identity and Ethics

  • But for men who live under some constant sense of God and an eternal accountableness unto him, and thereon do many things he requires, and abstain from many sins that their inclinations and opportunities would suggest and prompt them unto, not to endeavour after that universal holiness which alone will be accepted with him, is a deplorable folly.

    Pneumatologia

  • In your answer to the third question, have you sufficiently expressed the accountableness of churches mutually, in case of offence from maladministration and church censures?

    Life of Dr Owen

  • + But they were without God in the world; having cast off his fear, and the apprehension of his presence, and their accountableness, which often follow the dereliction of the divine institutions.

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • Yes, they can -- for they are men; generally reputable men; in cases not a few, pious men; and all have consciences, and may be made to feel their accountableness to God.

    Select Temperance Tracts

  • We make it a point to disbelieve most of the accusations or remarks against ourselves or our friends and neighbors when the relator merges his personal accountableness for an assertion in the vague generality of "what people say."

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • With me, indeed, this question is one of sacred accountableness; whereas with my opponents, I have good reason to say that it is an occasion for gratifying a spirit of worldly opposition.

    Middlemarch

  • With me, indeed, this question is one of sacred accountableness; whereas with my opponents, I have good reason to say that it is an occasion for gratifying a spirit of worldly opposition.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • We might have been made acquainted with one species of agency only, the physical: and then every result, and our whole progress through existence, would have been with no more accountableness on our part, than the ball would be answerable for its position or direction at any particular moment.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • And therefore it is, that accountableness covers the whole field of human agency, and God holds us responsible for our thoughtless sin, as well as for our deliberate transgression.

    Sermons to the Natural Man

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