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attribute
used in Oliver Twist

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
Definition
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • 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.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (82% in)
attributes = characteristics
  • 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.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (93% in)
attribute = characteristic
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2  —1 use 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
  • It had had plenty of room to expand, thanks to the spare diet of the establishment; and perhaps to this circumstance may be attributed his having any ninth birth-day at all.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (19% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of)
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