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attribute
used in The Fountainhead

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
Definition
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • But the mind is an attribute of the individual.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (41% in)
  • From this simplest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from a single attribute of man—the function of his reasoning mind.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (41% in)

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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
  • Pink marble is caused by the presence of manganese oxides, gray marble is due to carbonaceous matter, yellow marble is attributed to a hydrous oxide of iron.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (35% in)
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
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  • It was a chronic attribute, pervading his entire person.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (8% in)
  • His victims had a single attribute in common: their immaculate integrity.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (88% in)
  • The room was not exactly modern, not quite Colonial and just a little short of French Empire; the furnishings presented straight planes and swan-neck supports, black mirrors and electric hurricane lamps, chromium and tapestry; there was unity in a single attribute: in the expensiveness of everything.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (12% in)
  • A face remote and quiet, with a dignity of its own, not a living attribute, but the dignity of a figure on a medieval tomb that speaks of past greatness and forbids a hand to reach out for the remains.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (68% in)

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