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attribute
used in Rose Red

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
It is an attribute of...
Definition
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • One of Sukeena's many wonderful attributes is her ability to remain calm and consistent.
    4 — 1909 (49% in)
attributes = characteristics (of something or someone)
There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in Rose Red.

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2  —9 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
  • Sukeena's recovery impresses me greatly, and I attribute that recovery in no small part to both her herbs and my prayer.
    8 — 1917 (78% in)
attribute = credit (point to as the source of something)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I attribute that reckoning to the very substantial power of prayer, though my mother calls such reasoning foolish, despite her being a woman of Christ.
    2 — 1907 (8% in)
  • Perhaps this can be attributed to the fact that John took nearly four months in Europe and the Far East, opening up new business for the oil company.
    6 — 1911-1915 (9% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • John would not take kindly to even the possibility of eavesdropping-he guarded his business dealings in the cloak of extreme secrecy and attributed his success in part to this.
    6 — 1911-1915 (51% in)
  • The man Freud can make all the claims he wants (he is said to attribute nearly every phobia and fear to the physical intimacies between man and woman-sex! disregarding in the process the drive for sustenance, survival and power).
    7 — 1915-1916 (12% in)
  • I am quite aware that you continue to attribute the random spirits of this house to Sukeena, and to place her in the blame for events here.
    8 — 1917 (40% in)
  • But now I saw before me another man altogether, pitiful, and I wondered (a deeper, darker thought) if some curse had not befallen my husband, some curse that is said to af? ict some men, and that if, in his twisted, selfcentered way, he had attributed that curse to Sukeena, and that this explained her abduction by the police and therefore, quite possibly, my missing daughter.
    8 — 1917 (61% in)
  • My daughter is coming home. editor's note: although the subsequent lack of diary entries is attributed to ellen rimbauer's arthritis, there is some evidence that this period proved traumatic to her and that she suffered at least one breakdown. with the doctor's recommendation she attend "a clinic" (see 16 november 1921) in switzerland, ellen rimbauer refused to leave rose red and her beloved sukeena. recently recovered documents (the diary of tina coleman, for one) promote the idea...
    9 — 1918-1920 (76% in)
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • I attribute this to John's reduction of the construction budget-he has cut building by half.
    11 — 1922 (33% in)

There are no more uses of "attribute" flagged with this meaning in Rose Red.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I would attribute a great deal of the rumor to this and this alone.
    2 — 1907 (48% in)
  • To my eye, it rivals in size the university building that occupies the hill to the south overlooking the city, that building that newcomers nearly always mistakenly attribute to be the statehouse.
    2 — 1907 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "attribute" in Rose Red.

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