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  • This had been ascribed to a fictional "sandtrout" in Fremen folk stories.
  • The return of House Harkonnen to power generally is ascribed to adroit manipulation of the whale fur market and later consolidation with melange wealth from Arrakis.
  • "O.C. Bible: "Any sin can be ascribed, at least in part, to a natural bad tendency that is an extenuating circumstance acceptable to God."

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  • I think of them most warmly, as I do my natural parents, but to neither would I ascribe the business of having reared me, for it seems clear that it was the purposeful society that did so, and really nothing and no one else.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • No real revelation in all this: in modern times most of the mischief ascribed to the military has been wrought with the advice and consent of civil authority.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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