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attribute
used in Frankenstein

4 uses
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Definition
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
  • I have often attributed my attachment to, my passionate enthusiasm for, the dangerous mysteries of ocean to that production of the most imaginative of modern poets.
    Introductory Letters (42% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • The raising of ghosts or devils was a promise liberally accorded by my favourite authors, the fulfilment of which I most eagerly sought; and if my incantations were always unsuccessful, I attributed the failure rather to my own inexperience and mistake than to a want of skill or fidelity in my instructors.
    Chapter 2 (74% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • Clerval at first attributed my unusual spirits to joy on his arrival, but when he observed me more attentively, he saw a wildness in my eyes for which he could not account, and my loud, unrestrained, heartless laughter frightened and astonished him.
    Chapter 5 (70% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • He soon perceived that I disliked the subject; but not guessing the real cause, he attributed my feelings to modesty, and changed the subject from my improvement, to the science itself, with a desire, as I evidently saw, of drawing me out.
    Chapter 6 (58% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
There are no more uses of "attribute" in Frankenstein.

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