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ascribe
used in The Fountainhead

5 uses
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Definition
attribute or credit to
  • When we gaze at the magnificence of an ancient monument and ascribe its achievement to one man, we are guilty of spiritual embezzlement.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (10% in)
  • Too often, isolated manifestations of anomaly can be mistaken for a broad popular movement, and one should be careful not to ascribe to them a significance they do not deserve.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (74% in)
  • I would stand and say: I am Gail Wynand, the man who has committed every crime except the foremost one: that of ascribing futility to the wonderful fact of existence and seeking justification beyond myself.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (56% in)
  • The New Frontiers said something about regrettable excesses, but ascribed them to "spontaneous outbursts of justifiable popular anger."
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (56% in)
  • Mr. Keating, will you state under oath whether you designed the project ascribed to you, known as Cortlandt Homes?
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "ascribe" in The Fountainhead.

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