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a tri byooh shuhn

  • n  assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
    the attribution of language to birds
  • n  assigning to a cause or source
    the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath
    he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso

  • Biden's passionate and seemingly personal closing statement in a Democratic debate in Iowa in late August had been swiped without attribution and almost word for word from a .
  • Would I need the attribution to Shakespeare?" Jacoby's offense is a little like that.
  • The attribution of that picture to Michelangelo is too recent to be a settled matter.
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  • Nora Roberts in Forbes
    Given the side-by-side comparisons I've read, it seems clear Ms. Edwards copied considerable portions of previously published work and used them in her books without attribution to the original source,Roberts wrote in an e-mail to the AP....
  • Costas Karamanlis in Times Online
    We will tolerate no leniency in the attribution of responsibility,Mr Karamanlis said after talks with the president. "Nobody has the right to use this tragic incident as an alibi for acts of raw violence. In these critical hours, the...
  • Gordon Nixon in Toronto Star
    There will be finger-pointing for years as to the cause of and attribution of, blame for the current crisis - and believe me, there is plenty to go around,Nixon said.

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