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Attribution

The assignment of cause. For example, if one attributes a statement to a CEO, one says the CEO made the statement. Likewise, if one attributes a market bounce to GDP growth, one says the GDP growth caused the bounce.
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On the heading and essential points of our faith, there is but little difference among those classes of Christians who acknowledge the attributes of the Saviour, and depend on his mediation.
Madame, you are the source of intelligence, of goodness, and of compassion; you are the first person in this kingdom, not only by your rank, but the first person in the world on account of your angelic attributes.
The ignorant inhabitants of plains are prone to clothe the mountains that bound their horizon with fanciful and superstitious attributes.
She looked redundant with life, health, and energy; all of which attributes were bound down and compressed, as it were and girdled tensely, in their luxuriance, by her virgin zone.
In such lines we can perceive not one of those higher attributes of Poesy which belong to her in all circumstances and throughout all time.
His soul, differing only in degree, partook of the same attributes as the human soul.
I have given you all the attributes which I possess myself, and your courage never fails you except in this one instance.
The writer, after lauding the god by detailing his attributes, prays to be delivered from feebleness and weakness of soul, as also from impulses to wanton and brutal violence.
He by no means regarded man as the highest possible being which evolution could arrive at; for though his physical development may have reached its limit, this is not the case with his mental or spiritual attributes.
I cannot attribute this new overthrow of my hopes to any want of perseverance or penetration in making the necessary inquiries.
For the wise men in our country say that to see all things, or as they express it, OMNIVIDENCE, is the attribute of God alone.
Men had need beware, how they be too perfect in compliments; for be they never so sufficient otherwise, their enviers will be sure to give them that attribute, to the disadvantage of their greater virtues.