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attribute -- as in: It is an attribute of...
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as in: It is an attribute of... Define
a characteristic (of something or someone)
  • She described his physical attributes.
  • The spreadsheet has a column to describe the breed of dog and then ten additional columns to indicate attributes of the breeds. For example the second column has the average full-grown weight.
  • Flexibility of mind, a disposition easily biased by others, is an attribute which you know I am not very desirous of obtaining
    Jane Austen  --  Lady Susan
  • A key attribute of amphibians is that they use gills prior to metamorphosing to use lungs.

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  • Atticus did not drive a dump-truck for the county, he was not the sheriff, he did not farm, work in a garage, or do anything that could possibly arouse the admiration of anyone. Besides that, he wore glasses. ...  With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • We became hard, suspicious, pitiless, vicious, tough—and that was good; for these attributes were just what we lacked.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • But they did learn what attributes of their writing were seized upon as childish and immature.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "The fourth essential attribute," the Chief Elder said, "is wisdom."
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Patience had never been one of her strongest attributes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • His primary attribute, as far as I could tell, was that he had a really nice car.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • The concept of unity, in which positive and negative are attributes of the same force, in which good and evil are relative, ever-changing, and always joined to the same phenomenon—such a concept is still reserved to the physical sciences and to the few who have grasped the history of ideas.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • AN ATTRIBUTE OF ROSA HUBERMANN:  She was a good woman for a crisis.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • There was no other attribute that so much impressed her with a sense of new and untransmitted vigour in Pearl’s nature, as this never failing vivacity of spirits:
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • For all that, it has never been my position that good accent and command of language are not attractive attributes, and I always considered it my duty to develop them as best I could.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • observer might easily have overlooked the merely physical attributes and have seen only this wonderful energy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
  • One of Sukeena’s many wonderful attributes is her ability to remain calm and consistent.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Fairness is a wonderful attribute, Major Anderson.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The next attribute, as I’ve mentioned, was the mayor’s library.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • For the book thief, the summer of that year was simple. It consisted of four main elements, or attributes.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • mein kampf featuring: the way home—a broken woman—a struggler— a juggler—the attributes of summer— an aryan shopkeeper—a snorer—two tricksters— and revenge in the shape of mixed candy C#17 THE WAY HOME Mein Kampf.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Sometimes we worry that the one assigned might not develop, through training, every attribute necessary.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • But mercy is above this sceptred sway,
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
    When mercy seasons justice.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
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as in: It is an attribute of... Define
a characteristic (of something or someone)
as in: I attribute it to... Define
to credit (a source for something) -- such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else (give credit or blame)
  • to say that an idea or quotation came from a specified source

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