• Noun: responsibility for a bad situation or event; example: "it was John's fault"
• Noun: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; examples: "they built it right over a geological fault", "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
• Noun: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; examples: "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel", "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
• Noun: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; examples: "he made a bad mistake", "she was quick to point out my errors", "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
• Noun: an imperfection in a device or machine; example: "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
• Noun: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); example: "he served too many double faults"
• Noun: (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); example: "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
• Verb: put or pin the blame on
I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.
It's not my fault that there is this gap between rich and poor, it is the fault of governments. I want a different world. One where I don't wake up thinking I'm so lucky to be able to feed my daughter.
At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.