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Fault

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(French, faute, Latin, fallo, to fail.)

For fault of a better (Shakespeare: Merry Wives, i. 4). Having no better.

“I am the youngest of that name, for fault of a worse.”—Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4.

In fault. To blame.


“Is Antony or we in fault for this?”


Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, iii. 13.

To a fault: In excess; as, kind to a fault. Excess of every good is more or less evil.

To find fault. To blame; to express disapprobation.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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