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impute -- as in: impute her behavior
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Middlemarch
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  • I throw back the imputation with scorn.
  • I have been looking into a volume of sermons by Mr. Tyke: such sermons would be of no use at Lowick—I mean, about imputed righteousness and the prophecies in the Apocalypse.
  • He had married her with that bad past life hidden behind him, and she had no faith left to protest his innocence of the worst that was imputed to him.
  • The trash talked on such occasions was the more vexatious to Lydgate, because it gave precisely the sort of prestige which an incompetent and unscrupulous man would desire, and was sure to be imputed to him by the simmering dislike of the other medical men as an encouragement on his own part of ignorant puffing.
  • "Inconsistencies," answered Imlac, "cannot both be right, but imputed to man they may both be true.

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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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