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ascribe
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
attribute or credit to
  • He ascribed his brother's indifference at first to the disparity of their age and education.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (93% in)
  • Later on, after seeing the police captain and the prosecutor, and hearing the details of the charge and the arrest, he was still more surprised at Alyosha, and ascribed his opinion only to his exaggerated brotherly feeling and sympathy with Mitya, of whom Alyosha, as Ivan knew, was very fond.
    Book 11 — Ivan (44% in)
  • I know the prisoner: the savage, stony heartlessness ascribed to him by the prosecutor is inconsistent with his character.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (82% in)

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