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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ascribe

ascribe can be used as a verb

1."There, you always ascribe base, vile motives to me," she said with tears of wounded pride and fury. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.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. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Because I will publish the name of the LORD ascribe ye greatness unto our God. - from The King James Bible
4.I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. - from The King James Bible
5.I would not ascribe vice to him I would not say he had betrayed me but the attribute of stainless truth was gone from his idea, and from his presence I must go _that_ I perceived well. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.They ascribe the glory of that achievement of genius to different men and dispute as to whom the honor is due. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.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. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.The best--and it is a most unsatisfactory best--that we can do is ascribe the omission to the frailty of man, and record that there is no notice of the Dominican Doctrina o. - from Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous
9.We need not ascribe to Chaucer's Parliamentary exertions in his patron's behalf, nor to any malpractices in his official conduct, the fact that he was among the earliest victims of the commission. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.The report of his undeniable delirium at sea was likewise popularly ascribed to a kindred cause. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
11.of the dull epigrams ascribed to Homer for, as Mr. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
12.The reason ascribed for the glaring improbability tha. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
13.of crime, are ascribed to the arrows of Apollo or Diana. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
14.The Athenians ascribed their victory at Marathon to the alarm which he created among the Persians by his terrible voice. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
15.be ascribed to a god symbolic of the influences opposed to al. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
16.She ascribed this hostility to the awkward position in which Anna, who had once patronized her, must feel with her now, and she felt sorry for her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
17.If, on the other hand, undeserved ill-luck followed him through life, and all his efforts resulted in failure, it was ascribed to her adverse influence. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
18.A stirring noise within its cylinder he ascribed to the unequal cooling of its surface for at that time it had not occurred to him that it might be hollow. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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