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  • She didn't hesitate with her response: it was the tendency of people to ascribe mystery or some saintly qualities to the simple work they did.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The personal appearance of Eliza, the character ascribed to her, are sketches drawn from life.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Specific provisions, although not useless, have less virtue than commonly ascribed to them.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Not unto me the strength be ascribed; not unto me the wringing of the expiation!'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the "blaze of passion" often falsely ascribed to love.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • This had been ascribed to a fictional "sandtrout" in Fremen folk stories.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The rest I ascribe to chaos theory.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
    The Bible  --  Job
  • Such nations assign a different origin to the supreme power, but they ascribe to that power the same characteristics.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Yet, as his departure will mark the moment when the difficulties begin to work, you will see, that they will be ascribed to the new administration.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • There is nothing wrong in the thoughts I ascribe to Hippolyte; they are only natural.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • I did not ascribe any intentions to these men.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • [1] An image of Christ upon the cross, ascribed to Nicodemus, still venerated at Lucca.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • It is to be ascribed to moral cau—
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "There, you always ascribe base, vile motives to me," she said with tears of wounded pride and fury.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Poor Johnnie surely had need of such optimism as Stoddard had ascribed to her.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • He knew she would not understand how many truly fine things he ascribed to her when he thought of her as gallant.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • At first, he did not know whether to ascribe the course they held to accident or to design; but he now began to suspect the latter.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Certainly those cultures still ascribe to the practice of slaveholding.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I've heard many characteristics ascribed to him, but 'pliable' has never been one of them.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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