ATTRIBUTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ATTRIBUTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
 n.  assigning to a cause or source
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  Connie attributed it to Mrs Bolton's influence upon him, just at the crisis in his life.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
2  Everything that a considerate parent ought to feel was advanced for her use; and everything that an affectionate mother must feel in promoting her children's enjoyment was attributed to her nature.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  I had attributed them to you before.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  It had had plenty of room to expand, thanks to the spare diet of the establishment; and perhaps to this circumstance may be attributed his having any ninth birth-day at all.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
5  Clym then went into the garden; and a thoughtful languor stole over Eustacia for the remainder of the afternoon, which her husband attributed to the heat of the weather.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
6  Moreover, the boy had been ailing again; and Susan now, as ever since the night when he had been pressed into Eustacia's service at the bonfire, attributed his indispositions to Eustacia's influence as a witch.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
7  He was not remarkable for intelligence, and his answers were frequently obscure, which I attributed to his limited acquaintance with our language.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
8  'The defeat of the Light Blues may be entirely attributed to the unfortunate absence of the crack International, Godfrey Staunton, whose want was felt at every instant of the game.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  I have often attributed my attachment to, my passionate enthusiasm for, the dangerous mysteries of ocean to that production of the most imaginative of modern poets.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Letter 2
10  Much of the marble coldness of Hester's impression was to be attributed to the circumstance that her life had turned, in a great measure, from passion and feeling to thought.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
11  His want of spirits, of openness, and of consistency, were most usually attributed to his want of independence, and his better knowledge of Mrs. Ferrars's disposition and designs.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
12  They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
13  I laughed, and replied that I saw no suitable profession in the whole prospect; which was perhaps to be attributed to its flatness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
14  'It has never been attributed to you,' I returned, earnestly responding to her earnestness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
15  He always attributed to his critics a more profound comprehension than he had himself, and always expected from them something he did not himself see in the picture.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 10
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  She attributed her success to hard work.
2  The doctors have attributed the cause of the illness to an unknown virus.
3  They claim that one in twenty deaths can be directly attributed to air pollution.
4  The fall in the number of deaths from heart disease is generally attributed to improvements in diet.
5  The bomb attacks have been attributed to a group of international terrorists.
6  This painting is usually attributed to Goya.
7  The goals commonly attributed to management are status, power, salary and security.
8  The current rise in employment can therefore be at least partially attributed to the Bush tax cuts of several years ago.
9  These two-sided attributes are known as concomitant characteristics.
10  Each tuple in a relation is distinguished from another because one or more attributes in a relation are designated key attributes.
11  His outstanding attribute was his kindness.
12  I attribute her success in science to the encouragement she received from her parents.
13  The doctors were finally able to attribute his chronic headaches to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment.
14  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.
15  She said she was not going to attribute blame or seek revenge for what had happened.