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attribute
used in Gone with the Wind

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
Definition
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • "Health of the Sick," "Seat of Wisdom," "Refuge of Sinners," "Mystical Rose"—they were beautiful because they were the attributes of Ellen.
    1.4 (80% in)
  • The Litany of the Virgin was beginning, and obediently Scarlett responded: "Pray for us," as Ellen praised in soft contralto the attributes of the Mother of God.
    1.4 (79% in)

There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in Gone with the Wind.

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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
  • Frank, Pitty and the servants bore her outbursts with maddening kindness, attributing her bad disposition to her pregnancy, never realizing the true cause.
    4.38 (29% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She felt puzzled and a little ashamed, as always when people attributed to her emotions and motives they possessed and thought she shared.
    4.40 (79% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • As usual when confronted by Melanie's habit of attributing worthy motives where no worth existed, Scarlett was ashamed and irritated, and suddenly she could not meet either Ashley's or Melanie's eyes.
    4.41 (33% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • The other was his wife, and he could only attribute her to the mysterious kindness of God.
    1.3 (27% in)

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