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  • She described his physical attributes.
  • "The fourth essential attribute," the Chief Elder said, "is wisdom."   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • Patience had never been one of her strongest attributes.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • One of Sukeena's many wonderful attributes is her ability to remain calm and consistent.   (source)
  • She spent whole days blending oils, making adjustments to achieve specific fragrances and attributes.   (source)
  • AN ATTRIBUTE OF ROSA HUBERMANN: She was a good woman for a crisis.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • Up close, I'm sure their more menacing attributes will be revealed.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • Each one had specific attributes, weapons, and speed capabilities.   (source)
  • In Ofuna, this attribute would be a blessing and a terrible curse.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • DNA evolves over time, like everything else in an organism-hands or feet or any other physical attribute.   (source)
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  • Now we call it Shiva, Krishna, Shakti, Ganesha; we can approach it with some understanding; we can discern certain attributes—loving, merciful, frightening—and we feel the gentle pull of relationship.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • The mayor then told the gathered crowd of my attributes, slyly mentioning that I was very intelligent and attractive for a Five.   (source)
    attributes = traits
  • Atticus did not drive a dump-truck for the county, he was not the sheriff, he did not farm, work in a garage, or do anything that could possibly arouse the admiration of anyone. Besides that, he wore glasses. ...  With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • But it was more than physical attributes you could sometimes puzzle out.   (source)
    attributes = traits (characteristics)
  • Their attributes changed.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • The concept of unity, in which positive and negative are attributes of the same force, in which good and evil are relative, ever-changing, and always joined to the same phenomenon—such a concept is still reserved to the physical sciences and to the few who have grasped the history of ideas.   (source)
  • But they did learn what attributes of their writing were seized upon as childish and immature.   (source)
  • The human body, for example, consists of millions of individual cells, each with different attributes and different purposes, but it functions as a single entity.   (source)
  • Social scientists refer to the state of being between worlds as liminality, which the anthropologist Victor Turner described as the state in which a person "becomes ambiguous, neither here nor there, betwixt and between all fixed points of classification; he passes through a symbolic domain that has few or none of the attributes of his past or coming state."   (source)
  • It was a glorious tie, one that could be spotted clear across a room, which I figured was an important attribute.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • For all that, it has never been my position that good accent and command of language are not attractive attributes, and I always considered it my duty to develop them as best I could.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics (of something or someone)
  • And yet this was at least a partially inaccurate impression, for now and again the prisoner glimpsed him as he paused to talk to other men, joke with them and laugh, and then he seemed carefree, jovial, generous: "The kind of person who might see the human side"-an important attribute, for the man was Roland H. Tate, Judge of the 32nd Judicial District, the jurist who would preside at the trial of the State of Kansas versus Smith and Hickock.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • We became hard, suspicious, pitiless, vicious, tough—and that was good; for these attributes were just what we lacked.   (source)
    attributes = traits (characteristics)
  • Far be it from me to arrogate to myself the attributes of the Deity.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • It was worse when it began to be clothed upon with detestable attributes; and out of the shifting, insubstantial mists that had so long baffled his eye, there leaped up the sudden, definite presentment of a fiend.   (source)
  • There was no other attribute that so much impressed her with a sense of new and untransmitted vigour in Pearl's nature, as this never failing vivacity of spirits:   (source)
    attribute = trait (characteristic)
  • That was my Indian Messalina's attribute: rooted disgust at it and her restrained me much, even in pleasure.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • But, though she had taken such strong possession of me, though my fancy and my hope were so set upon her, though her influence on my boyish life and character had been all-powerful, I did not, even that romantic morning, invest her with any attributes save those she possessed.   (source)
    attributes = traits (characteristics)
  • Nor, in quite other aspects, does Nature in her least palpable but not the less malicious agencies, fail to enlist among her forces this crowning attribute of the terrible.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • No, I'm running on too fast: I bestow my own attributes over-liberally on him.   (source)
    attributes = traits (characteristics)
  • "Good Lord, how cold I am!" cried Planchet, as soon as he had lost sight of his master; and in such haste was he to warm himself that he went straight to a house set out with all the attributes of a suburban tavern, and knocked at the door.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • The gift to appreciate and the sense to feel the finer shades and relations of moral things, often seems an attribute of those whose whole life shows a careless disregard of them.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • One by one every Russian took his place, and the line grew longer and longer until it shared all of the attributes of life.†   (source)
  • He'd given Crake the attributes of thunder and lightning.†   (source)
  • Whenever he referred to him in his speeches he was careful to strip him of any human attributes and present him as an abstract functionary in some larger scheme.†   (source)
  • He would run his hands down Marley's sleek sides, setting him off on a desperately happy Labrador evader journey around the cramped exam room, and tell us that, as far as physical attributes went, Marley was just about perfect.†   (source)
  • None of these attributes looks right.†   (source)
  • For example, one of the attributes of reason is to seek the cause of an event.†   (source)
  • In Boston, however, Holmes had discovered that she possessed other winning attributes.†   (source)
  • And there seemed nothing human about him; even his handsome features and dark hair became the attributes of a terrible angel who shared with the rest of us only a superficial resemblance.†   (source)
  • =========================== Thus spoke St. Alia-of-the-Knife: "The Reverend Mother must combine the seductive wiles of a courtesan with the untouchable majesty of a virgin goddess, holding these attributes in tension so long as the powers of her youth endure.†   (source)
  • Like, if you want to see the common characteristics between mammals, reptiles, and fish, for instance, you draw a Venn diagram and list all the attributes of each one inside a circle.†   (source)
  • They ....She continued on in that manner for several minutes, waxing eloquent about Glaedr's attributes.†   (source)
  • The natural assumption of children, Markman argues, is that if an object or person is given a second label, then that label must refer to some secondary property or attribute of that object.†   (source)
  • Clara's strangeness was simply an attribute of their youngest daughter, like Luis's limp or Rosa's beauty.†   (source)
  • So she told Eugenides that he must use his own cleverness if he was to acquire the attributes of the gods.†   (source)
  • Her lifeless laugh is one of her lesser attributes.†   (source)
  • He has the right attributes.†   (source)
  • But another one knew about Heaven and the attributes of the blessed, of which the least is transcendent beauty.†   (source)
  • Schedule 40 pipe was an unassuming subset of PVC, but it had impressive attributes.†   (source)
  • Any such attributes were "contraband language" in America.†   (source)
  • Now we walked in proudly, sticking out our round baby bellies, glancing at the other mothers-to-be to see who was larger, who carried high and who carried low, yet always mindful that our minds and tongues should carry only noble and benevolent thoughts so these attributes would be passed on to our sons.†   (source)
  • There were ten different pieces, each with its own attributes and powers, and the board would change from game to game, depending on how the players arrayed their home squares.†   (source)
  • The combination of these attributes, along with a dedication to physical exercise, made Sulikov appear ten to fifteen years younger than his age.†   (source)
  • Or a single scientific attribute of existence it did have.†   (source)
  • Ronald Niedermann was without doubt a very talented person who had physical attributes to make him a formidable and feared individual.†   (source)
  • Whatever you choose to consider, be it an object, an attribute or an action, the law of identity remains the same.†   (source)
  • Men, particularly older men, were willing to pay well for someone with Lola's attributes.†   (source)
  • Wulfgar was pleased about this change in his perspective, viewing it as an attribute that might serve him well in the future, though he didn't as yet understand how.†   (source)
  • A sad attribute of our own character and nature, no doubt.†   (source)
  • Had these things been in Rome they would have been surrounded by other such things, their attributes bled into chaotic illusion.†   (source)
  • That's an attribute pretty much anybody can respect and appreciate.†   (source)
  • You come to the table with certain natural attributes.†   (source)
  • She had the inhuman attribute of abandoning what she could not get and of waiting for what she could get.†   (source)
  • Power, omniscience, implacable malice, attributes of what they'd thought to be a historical principle, a Zeitgeist, are carried over to the now human enemy.†   (source)
  • Just before I got off the train at Brooklyn Heights, I found myself speculating on the physical attributes of the place I was about to visit, and—as with the synagogue—made associations with gloom and darkness.†   (source)
  • Jan found Professor Sullivan in a small, untidy room that seemed to combine the attributes of office, workshop and laboratory.†   (source)
  • And raise up your Attribute?†   (source)
  • He was a good man, this father, a good, kind, soft man, perhaps a very devout man, perhaps a saint, all these there no attributes which could win the boy over.†   (source)
  • The subtle trap in which he'd found himself when the old man died had all the attributes of a cage except the essential one: he did not mind it.†   (source)
  • "Parton has denounced you as No Federalist," his father wrote, "and I wish he would denounce me in the same manner, for I have long since renounced, abdicated, and disclaimed the name and character and attributes of that sect, as it now appears."†   (source)
  • And time taking on the attributes of space, she stood balanced in mid-air, and while she saw Mary Turner rocking in the corner of the sofa, moaning, her fists in her eyes, she saw, too, Mary Turner as she had been, that foolish girl traveling unknowingly to this end.†   (source)
  • In truth, he was startled, if not shocked, to find this attribute in the physician.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • The tender and peculiar love with which Silas had reared her in almost inseparable companionship with himself, aided by the seclusion of their dwelling, had preserved her from the lowering influences of the village talk and habits, and had kept her mind in that freshness which is sometimes falsely supposed to be an invariable attribute of rusticity.   (source)
  • ...an observer might easily have overlooked the merely physical attributes and have seen only this wonderful energy.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • Shadows on the wall have caught your whispers, and brought them to my ear; the sight of the persecuted child has turned vice itself, and given it the courage and almost the attributes of virtue.   (source)
  • There is hardly a servant-maid in these days who is not better informed than Miss Nancy; yet she had the essential attributes of a lady—high veracity, delicate honour in her dealings, deference to others, and refined personal habits,—and lest these should not suffice to convince grammatical fair ones that her feelings can at all resemble theirs, I will add that she was slightly proud and exacting, and as constant in her affection towards a baseless opinion as towards an erring lover.   (source)
    attributes = traits (characteristics)
  • I would not ascribe vice to him; I would not say he had betrayed me; but the attribute of stainless truth was gone from his idea, and from his presence I must go: THAT I perceived well.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • I have said that they were truly happy; and without strong affection and humanity of heart, and gratitude to that Being whose code is Mercy, and whose great attribute is Benevolence to all things that breathe, happiness can never be attained.   (source)
  • I smiled as I unfolded it, and devised how I would tease you about your aristocratic tastes, and your efforts to masque your plebeian bride in the attributes of a peeress.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • But it was a remarkable attribute of this garb, and indeed, of the child's whole appearance, that it irresistibly and inevitably reminded the beholder of the token which Hester Prynne was doomed to wear upon her bosom.   (source)
    attribute = characteristic
  • Whoever touches it should look well to himself, or he may find the bargain to go hard against him, involving, if not his soul, yet many of its better attributes; its sturdy force, its courage and constancy, its truth, its self-reliance, and all that gives the emphasis to manly character.   (source)
    attributes = characteristics
  • All merely graceful attributes are usually the most evanescent; nor does nature adorn the human ruin with blossoms of new beauty, that have their roots and proper nutriment only in the chinks and crevices of decay, as she sows wall-flowers over the ruined fortress of Ticonderoga.   (source)
  • She remembered—betwixt a smile and a shudder—the talk of the neighbouring townspeople, who, seeking vainly elsewhere for the child's paternity, and observing some of her odd attributes, had given out that poor little Pearl was a demon offspring: such as, ever since old Catholic times, had occasionally been seen on earth, through the agency of their mother's sin, and to promote some foul and wicked purpose.   (source)
    attributes = traits (characteristics)
  • But it will always be an attribute of human reason to ask where the ball comes from.†   (source)
  • They look instead like parodies of Christ's attributes.†   (source)
  • The ability to tell right from wrong is just as innate as all the other attributes of reason.†   (source)
  • Or, rather, none of the attributes but that last one.†   (source)
  • You cannot think of a single attribute of nonexistence that that law of gravity didn't have.†   (source)
  • The only disagreements among the monists concern the attributes of the One, not the One itself.†   (source)
  • "He has taken on his Aspect and raised up an Attribute," said Tak.†   (source)
  • At that moment, Krishna took his Aspect upon him, raising up the Attribute of divine drunkenness.†   (source)
  • They saw me take on my Aspect and wield an Attribute.†   (source)
  • That is why it is best to cultivate an Attribute, and perhaps to employ mechanical aids, also.†   (source)
  • He developed an Attribute which he could use against the demons.†   (source)
  • Without raising Aspect, here is my Attribute.†   (source)
  • He realized then that she had taken on her Aspect, and might be about to wield an Attribute.†   (source)
  • Someone always has an Attribute to stand against any one weapon.†   (source)
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attribute as in:  I attribute it to...

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  • She attributes her success to hard work.
    attributes = gives credit for
  • Was he really a coward, as his son had so brutally pointed out? Certainly, in World War I, he considered himself one. He attributed his survival to it.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • Much of the marble coldness of Hester's impression was to be attributed to the circumstance that her life had turned, in a great measure, from passion and feeling to thought.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • I described Dad's symptoms, attributing them not to my father but to a fictive uncle.   (source)
    attributing = associating (saying they belonged to)
  • Perhaps some of the merchants were a little generous in their trades, but I always attributed that to their long-standing relationship with my father.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • It can be something you made up for yourself or something you've read somewhere that means something to you. (If so, don't forget the attribution, please!)   (source)
    attribution = the act of crediting the source of the idea
  • She sometimes attributed to people the histories she felt they ought to have had.   (source)
    attributed = assigned (gave)
  • Doctor Papineau attributed the first dog's death to post-surgical trauma.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Rostov: It has been attributed to me.   (source)
  • "The mass exodus of the children of Abnegation leaders cannot be ignored or attributed to coincidence," he reads.   (source)
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  • Nor was it due to the mysterious interpretations attributed her by many art historians and conspiracy buffs.   (source)
  • I couldn't help the little gasp that escaped. Lucky me, they all attributed it to the general excitement of the news.   (source)
    attributed = credited (believed something happened due to something else)
  • They could tell you that Danny Hansford had died midway between an oil painting attributed to the nephew of Thomas Gainsborough and a gold-encrusted desk that had been owned by Emperor Maximilian of Mexico.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Dr. Ghertz uses brain scans to show that there are structural changes in the adolescent brain that not only explain the timing of some major mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but also give biological reasons for some of the wild conduct that parents usually attribute to raging hormones.   (source)
    attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • What they found when Mr. Harvey answered his door was a man who was tearfully upset and who in every aspect, save a certain repellent quality that the officers attributed to the sight of a man allowing himself to cry, seemed to be responding rationally to the reported events.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Her mother, inclined at first to attribute her complaints to moping, took a second look at her flushed cheeks and put her to bed.   (source)
    attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • Fewer than a dozen works accurately attributed to him.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • To what, commander, do you attribute your remarkable success?   (source)
    attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • Our king has lived long enough to make that apparent, but most people attribute it to his own magical abilities.   (source)
  • As usual, he didn't ask about my day, preferring to work in silence. Yesterday I'd attributed it to the fact that we were strangers; today I understood that there was a possibility we always would be.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • One child had had a convulsion while playing in the concrete rings, but Hallorann didn't know if that could be attributed to the Overlook's deadly siren song or not — word had gone around among the help that the child, the only daughter of a handsome movie actor, was a medically controlled epileptic who had simply forgotten her medicine that day.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Mistakes are part of the process of parenting, and she shouldn't attribute them all to the fact that she'll be raising the kids herself.   (source)
    attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • Knowing that now any anger or resentment—or any apprehension about Radchaai officials—that I felt would be attributed to my being resentful and fearful of the Radch.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Sure enough, he found a sentence in his History of Psychiatry notes attributed to Aristotle.   (source)
  • His death is attributed to the treachery of a Suk doctor, and is an act laid to the Siridar-Baron, Vladimir Harkonnen.   (source)
  • This they attributed to Clara.   (source)
  • Dewey himself, did not believe the boy had "anything to do with it"; still, it was true that at this early stage of the investigation, Bobby was the only person to whom a motive, however feeble, could be attributed.   (source)
  • Their reluctance to come closer could be attributed to Bigwig: but they would not go away.   (source)
  • I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed.   (source)
  • For they attributed to the king of old all their essential laws; and usually they kept the laws of free will, because they were The Rules (as they said), both ancient and just.   (source)
  • Falling into a severe depression attributed to his taking constant doses of purgatives to fight a weight problem he could not beat, he shot himself to death at age twenty-nine.   (source)
  • His wife attributes his death to the judgment of God.   (source)
    attributes = credits (a source for something)
  • More typical than such humanitarian concerns, however, was a contempt for southern ignorance and backwardness, which many Yankee soldiers attributed to slavery.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Such a dog-lover talks baby talk to mature and thoughtful animals, and attributes his own sloppy characteristics to them until the dog becomes in his mind an alter ego.   (source)
    attributes = credits (a source for something)
  • I chuckled, which they doubtless attributed to the effects of the drug, and I continued practicing my yoga breathing techniques.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Etta adjusted her girth in the witness chair so that the hitching and sliding of her undergarments was heard— heavy nylons, a girdle purchased in Lottie Opsvig's shop, a back brace prescribed by a doctor in Bellingham for the sciatica she attributed to her farm days.†   (source)
  • Dan suggested that the headmaster's remark was more anti-Semitic than any remark attributed to Owen Meany.†   (source)
  • A lot of the magic attributed to the People is just superstition.†   (source)
  • As the school year progressed, Nathaniel's problems became more pronounced, and Karr began to suspect that the hostility he had attributed to race had an entirely different origin.†   (source)
  • She, too, was thinner, something I always attributed to stress.†   (source)
  • There is, for example, a well-known statement attributed to Muhammad stipulating that a man's prayers are ineffective if a woman, dog, or donkey passes in front of the believer.†   (source)
  • Still, prior to publication, he was given the entire manuscript, along with a red pen, a three-pack of Post-its, and instructions to mark anything attributed to him that wasn't absolutely accurate.†   (source)
  • The second thing that struck him was their reaction to the position they attributed to him.†   (source)
  • Cases of sudden or mysterious death are attributed to a poison known to the negroes which cannot be traced.†   (source)
  • How many targets can be attributed to him and how many are myth-self-proclaimed or otherwise?†   (source)
  • For five months, Deo had been living with a stomachache, which he attributed to worms and dread.†   (source)
  • Deep down, I believe—and deem such belief natural to every human soul—that in the universe, prime significance must be attributed to this earth of ours.†   (source)
  • Perhaps still better to put it out over a clandestine beam attributed to the Terran scientists still with us while our official channels display the classic stigmata of tight censorship.†   (source)
  • Men with families were pulled from the ranks along with equally mystified adolescents and put to death for acts attributed to others whom they had never seen.†   (source)
  • Whenever anything went wrong it became usual to attribute it to Snowball.   (source)
    attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • This, then, is his new scheme of evil, ... and that any wickedness which he may do shall by the local people be attributed to me.   (source)
    attributed = credited (in this case, blamed on)
  • To a musket that broke in a crisis he always attributed the death of his only brother, and upon worthless blankets he blamed all the agonies of his own old age.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • The luggage was put on the top, and the man drove them off, the miller and the old waiting-woman expressing some surprise at their precipitate departure, which Clare attributed to his discovery that the mill-work was not of the modern kind which he wished to investigate, a statement that was true so far as it went.   (source)
  • He was a thoroughly honest man—honest in a degree of which he had perhaps lacked the opportunity to give the complete measure; and, putting aside the great good-nature of the circle in which he practised, which was rather fond of boasting that it possessed the "brightest" doctor in the country, he daily justified his claim to the talents attributed to him by the popular voice.   (source)
  • He always attributed to his critics a more profound comprehension than he had himself, and always expected from them something he did not himself see in the picture.   (source)
  • They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.   (source)
  • The effect of the news, therefore, of the release of the Committee gave the Government some breathing time: for it was received with the greatest joy by the workers, and even the well-to-do saw in it a respite from the mere destruction which they had begun to dread, and the fear of which most of them attributed to the weakness of the Government.   (source)
  • Heathcliff smiled again, as if it were rather too bold a jest to attribute the paternity of that bear to him.   (source)
    attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • He attributed it, I believe, to a political cause.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
  • A slave seldom dies but that his death is attributed to trickery.   (source)
    attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • Justice, too, obliges the author to state that the fairness of mind and generosity attributed to St. Clare are not without a parallel, as the following anecdote will show.   (source)
  • I have often attributed my attachment to, my passionate enthusiasm for, the dangerous mysteries of ocean to that production of the most imaginative of modern poets.   (source)
  • Frivolous and fantastic additions have got associated with the name, but the steady interest of mankind in it must be attributed to the valuable properties which it designates.   (source)
  • Something, he supposed, might be attributed to his connection with them, but yet he had never met with so much attention in the whole course of his life.   (source)
  • Sometimes I thought it was naive of us to attribute softer sentiments to my father.†   (source)
  • He had not dared to return to the Room of Requirement to retrieve his book, and his performance in Potions was suffering accordingly (though Slughorn, who approved of Ginny, had jocularly attributed this to Harry being lovesick).†   (source)
  • She was to concede that she may have attributed more deliberation than was feasible to her thirteen-year-old self.†   (source)
  • Giving him the benefit of the doubt, we attributed this behavior to shock.†   (source)
  • She must be attributing the change in her vision to some maneuver of the tracker's rather than a betrayal by me.†   (source)
  • I attributed it to the sadness of our leaving, but I was wrong.†   (source)
  • Though I attributed it more to the laws of probability than from any human kindness.†   (source)
  • I returned to the dark interior and would have gladly attributed her appearance to my imagination, a waking dream after so many months of enforced cryogenic dreamlesshess, but for a single, tangible proof of her presence.†   (source)
  • Public gossip attributed the romantic adventures of his verses to his own life, but although he had numerous liaisons, true love remained as illusive and as unattainable for him as Novalis's blue flower.†   (source)
  • Even El Jefe had attributed the failure of the invasion from Cayo Confites to our patron saint.†   (source)
  • He attributed his condition to poisoning from an arsenic-based pigment called Turkey Red in the wallpaper of his Brookline home.†   (source)
  • you must understand that Babette, being as strong as she was, never once attributed what she saw to imagination or to ghosts.†   (source)
  • The numerous red ballots that appeared is the box and that were attributed by Don Apolinar Moscote to the curiosity that came from youth were part of his plan: he made his disciples vote in order to show them that elections were a farce.†   (source)
  • Both sidelines could attribute it to nerves, but Oklahoma did some really nice things on defense.†   (source)
  • I am tempted to attribute this behavior to your Irish blood.†   (source)
  • Psychologists call this tendency the Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE), which is a fancy way of saying that when it comes to interpreting other people's behavior, human beings invariably make the mistake of overestimating the importance of fundamental character traits and underestimating the importance of the situation and context.†   (source)
  • In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Manfred Voigt attributed his recent success to forces beyond his control.†   (source)
  • You know, everyone seems to attribute the harder sound to the fact that Gus Allen produced Collateral Damage.†   (source)
  • Whenever something was missing, Marie attributed its disappearance to "something in the house that loved it."†   (source)
  • The closer Delia got to her due date, the angrier she became when anyone attributed anything-loss of memory, mood swings, her conviction that every room was always too hot, even when everyone else's teeth were chattering-to her condition.†   (source)
  • I hope you'll forgive my impatience, and attribute it to my anticipation and excitement about finally getting to read Litvinoff's book, and yours.†   (source)
  • These theories were not only logical; they were also encouraging, for they attributed the crime drop to specific and recent human initiatives.†   (source)
  • Paul, a buddy of Adam's from Class 226 who had sailed through BUD/S training without getting rolled, attributed much of his physical endurance and mental focus to being a high school and college wrestler, the same thing Adam said about football.†   (source)
  • No attribution.†   (source)
  • After criticizing Chief Marshal Williams as being "confused, bewildered, and utterly lost to usefulness," Sewell went on to state that "worse than all, his men ...were, many of them, in a condition of 'demoralization' that was painful and sad to witness....Adding to their fatigue, many of the firemen indulged freely on Sunday in the use of intoxicating liquors....[To this] fact, as much to the wind or the drought, is to be attributed the so rapid spread of the flames as to place them beyond all control or power of mastery.†   (source)
  • To this "nasty way of life" Thompson attributed all the "putrid, malignant and infectious disorders" that took such a heavy toll.†   (source)
  • He wiped his eyes with his sleeve, disoriented by unfamiliar tears, and attributed them to the altitude.†   (source)
  • At first he attributed the dragons' sudden appearance to his summoning, figuring the delay was due to the rotation of the Earth, or dragon inefficiency, or something he could get angry about, being that he now commanded them.†   (source)
  • He still couldn't shake the feeling of impending doom, but attributed it to the fact that outside of Henry, Joss, and Meredith, he'd never really hung out with anyone for an extended period of time.†   (source)
  • I answered that it was strained, that it attributed nuances to the various conflicting commentaries that were not there, and that, therefore, it really was not a reconciliation at all.†   (source)
  • The other kids who were shot have been released from the hospital now and it sounds like they're all making fairly good recoveries—many people attribute this to all the prayers that have been going up all over town (and even across the country!)†   (source)
  • "Forgive my ignorance," he said, "but it seems that we are attributing the present, ah, misfortunes to Astaroth.†   (source)
  • Nahuseresh had attributed her reluctance to an entirely understandable female timidity.†   (source)
  • She wondered whether the unnatural lightness of her body was a state of tension or relaxation; her body seemed drawn so tightly that she felt as if it were reduced to a single attribute: to the power of motion; her mind seemed inaccessibly relaxed, like a motor set to the automatic control of an absolute no longer to be questioned.†   (source)
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