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attribute
used in Jane Eyre

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
Definition
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • That was my Indian Messalina's attribute: rooted disgust at it and her restrained me much, even in pleasure.
    Chapter 27 (57% in)
attribute = characteristic
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    Chapter 25 (52% in)
  • attributes = 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.
    Chapter 26 (93% in)
attribute = characteristic
There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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2  —3 uses as in:
I attribute it to...
Definition
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
  • If, therefore, the authorship of other works of fiction has been attributed to me, an honour is awarded where it is not merited; and consequently, denied where it is justly due.
    Preface (95% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Then take my word for it, — I am not a villain: you are not to suppose that — not to attribute to me any such bad eminence; but, owing, I verily believe, rather to circumstances than to my natural bent, I am a trite commonplace sinner, hackneyed in all the poor petty dissipations with which the rich and worthless try to put on life.
    Chapter 14 (63% in)
  • attribute = credit (point to as the cause of)
  • And while she broke the seal and perused the document, I went on taking my coffee (we were at breakfast): it was hot, and I attributed to that circumstance a fiery glow which suddenly rose to my face.
    Chapter 17 (5% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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