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impute -- as in: impute her behavior
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • Breakfast was scarcely over when a servant from Netherfield brought the following note for Elizabeth: "MY DEAREST LIZZY,— "I find myself very unwell this morning, which, I suppose, is to be imputed to my getting wet through yesterday.
  • In an hurried manner he immediately began an inquiry after her health, imputing his visit to a wish of hearing that she were better.
  • And do you impute it to either of those?
  • His fear of her has always operated, I know, when they were together; and a good deal is to be imputed to his wish of forwarding the match with Miss de Bourgh, which I am certain he has very much at heart.
  • He generously imputed the whole to his mistaken pride, and confessed that he had before thought it beneath him to lay his private actions open to the world.
  • They had nothing to accuse him of but pride; pride he probably had, and if not, it would certainly be imputed by the inhabitants of a small market-town where the family did not visit.

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  • Her critics impute a more cynical motive.
  • And not impute this yielding to light love,
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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