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 Meanings and Examples of ASCRIBE
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ascribe
 v.  inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  And whereas they should ascribe this to their judgment, they lay the blame upon the times.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LX.
2  But to whatsoever cause we ascribe it, it never so chanced that the Romans engaged in two great wars at the same time.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I.
3  This we may ascribe to the heart being well guarded, while the extremities were but little heeded.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
4  This we can only ascribe to the awe which his character inspired, which together with the great name his valour had won for him, had the effect of keeping his soldiers quiet and united.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXI.
5  These qualities we cannot refer wholly to the blood, for that must change as a result of repeated intermarriages, but must ascribe rather to the different training and education given in different families.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XLVI.
6  Vera, judging only by her husband and generalizing from that observation, supposed that all men, though they understand nothing and are conceited and selfish, ascribe common sense to themselves alone.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XX
7  They ascribe the glory of that achievement of genius to different men and dispute as to whom the honor is due.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I
8  When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
9  "There, you always ascribe base, vile motives to me," she said with tears of wounded pride and fury.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 16
10  in my desk, then here I prospectively ascribe all the honour and the glory to whaling; for a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
11  The physician was at first inclined to ascribe this sudden and violent emotion to the effects of insanity; and, adhering to his original purpose, began once again to handle his implements.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
12  He knew she would not understand how many truly fine things he ascribed to her when he thought of her as gallant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
13  The report of his undeniable delirium at sea was likewise popularly ascribed to a kindred cause.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
14  Conversation turning upon whales, the Commodore was pleased to be sceptical touching the amazing strength ascribed to them by the professional gentlemen present.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
15  But as if perceiving this stratagem, Moby Dick, with that malicious intelligence ascribed to him, sidelingly transplanted himself, as it were, in an instant, shooting his pleated head lengthwise beneath the boat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
Example Sentence:
1  Other people ascribe his exclusion from the canon to an unsubtle form of racism.
2  I would not ascribe vice to him; I would not say he had betrayed me.
3  The alphabet is usually ascribed to the phoenicians.
4  This play is usually ascribed to Shakespeare.
5  An autopsy eventually ascribed the baby's death to sudden infant death syndrome.
6  He ascribed his success to hard work.
7  The doctors ascribed the child's deformity to an atavism.