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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ascribe.


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  • All 25 of us were dropped into "the princess castle," a designation ascribed to Madingly Hall of Cambridge University by my 3-year-old daughter during one of our late night FaceTime chats.

    Kelly Figueroa-Ray: Getting Stuck In Clay: An Interfaith Reflection

  • Town Clerk the title ascribed in our version to the magistrate at Ephesus who appeased the mob in the theatre at the time of the tumult excited by Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Protestants of the present day, perhaps the most surprising feature of all may appear to be the title ascribed to the Pope by the judges, whilst publicly and solemnly dispensing the laws of the country.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 Memoirs of Henry the Fifth

  • Shilonite, The that is, the native or resident of Shiloh; a title ascribed only to Ahijah.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • A political hack is a negative term ascribed to a person who is part of the political party apparatus, but whose intentions are more aligned with victory than personal conviction.

    TPMDC Morning Roundup

  • We clearly need to replace the name ascribed to those whose ideology got us into this situation in the first place: the Neoconservatives.

    Making Sense of the News: Time To Update Some Terms

  • A name ascribed in different senses by analogy signifies different relations to one and the same thing, as

    Nature and Grace: Selections from the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas

  • "Stupidity is closer to deliverance than intellect which innovates," is a phrase ascribed to a Mohammedan saint, and do not modern theologians report with enthusiasm, the unlettered condition of Jesus?

    Cosmic Consciousness

  • In later inscriptions "king" is everywhere attached to the name of the God Hea, which fact shows that the titles ascribed to her were those particularly coveted by royalty.

    The God-Idea of the Ancients

  • You know as well as I do that it is only by metaphor that you can twist the word ascribed to the great Athenian into the sense of hypocrisy.

    Kenelm Chillingly — Complete


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