ATTRIBUTE in a Sentence

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The current rise in employment can therefore be at least partially attributed to the Bush tax cuts of several years ago.

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 Meanings and Examples of ATTRIBUTE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  essential quality; reputation; honor
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  This last attribute, however, had been less carefully developed than his intellectual gifts, and was, in truth, rather a matter of shame than self-congratulation with him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In III. THE RECOGNITION
2  In truth, he was startled, if not shocked, to find this attribute in the physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In IX. THE LEECH
3  Some attribute had departed from her, the permanence of which had been essential to keep her a woman.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
4  Elinor answered in some distress that she was, and then talked of head-aches, low spirits, and over fatigues; and of every thing to which she could decently attribute her sister's behaviour.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
5  Nothing is farther from my thoughts than to attribute any degree of artifice to Mr. jorkins.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
6  The other was his wife, and he could only attribute her to the mysterious kindness of God.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
7  This attribute was common to most of Lily's set: they had a force of negation which eliminated everything beyond their own range of perception.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  Nor, in quite other aspects, does Nature in her least palpable but not the less malicious agencies, fail to enlist among her forces this crowning attribute of the terrible.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
9  The gift to appreciate and the sense to feel the finer shades and relations of moral things, often seems an attribute of those whose whole life shows a careless disregard of them.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Whenever anything went wrong it became usual to attribute it to Snowball.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VII
11  While indulging themselves in the pleasures of the table, they aimed at delicacy, but avoided excess, and were apt to attribute gluttony and drunkenness to the vanquished Saxons, as vices peculiar to their inferior station.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
12  She did not attribute guile to any.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
13  For we must attribute this happy conclusion," she added, "in a great measure to his kindness.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 49
14  Heathcliff smiled again, as if it were rather too bold a jest to attribute the paternity of that bear to him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
15  I attribute it to the superior quality of the wine, sir.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In FIRST ACT
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  His outstanding attribute was his kindness.
2  I attribute her success in science to the encouragement she received from her parents.
3  The doctors were finally able to attribute his chronic headaches to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment.
4  A peculiar attribute of this sect is the character of many of its members: bankers, civil service officials, navy officers, army officers and others of the finest professions.
5  She said she was not going to attribute blame or seek revenge for what had happened.
6  Women tend to attribute their success to external causes such as luck.
7  Patience is an essential attribute for a teacher.
8  She attributed her success to hard work.
9  The doctors have attributed the cause of the illness to an unknown virus.
10  They claim that one in twenty deaths can be directly attributed to air pollution.
11  The fall in the number of deaths from heart disease is generally attributed to improvements in diet.
12  The bomb attacks have been attributed to a group of international terrorists.
13  This painting is usually attributed to Goya.
14  The goals commonly attributed to management are status, power, salary and security.
15  The current rise in employment can therefore be at least partially attributed to the Bush tax cuts of several years ago.