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attribute
Used in
Pride and Prejudice
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  • A thorough, determined dislike of me—a dislike which I cannot but attribute in some measure to jealousy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As I must therefore conclude that you are not serious in your rejection of me, I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense, according to the usual practice of elegant females.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …said he, "that a ball of this kind, given by a young man of character, to respectable people, can have any evil tendency; and I am so far from objecting to dancing myself, that I shall hope to be honoured with the hands of all my fair cousins in the course of the evening; and I take this opportunity of soliciting yours, Miss Elizabeth, for the two first dances especially, a preference which I trust my cousin Jane will attribute to the right cause, and not to any disrespect for her."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "For we must attribute this happy conclusion," she added, "in a great measure to his kindness.  (not reviewed by editor)

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