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01. Many children [attribute] the success of professional athletes to some magical talent, without realizing all the hard work and discipline that is required.
02. Karen [attributed] the failure of her marriage to her husband's inability to accept her change from a mother to a businesswoman.
03. The sculpture was originally thought to be a work of Michelangelo, but is now [attributed] to a student of the master.
04. Prejudice is a typical human [attribute] which we all must work to overcome.
05. Mario Lemieux had all the [attributes] a hockey team could ask for: speed, a hard and accurate shot, and an ability to read the game.
06. The government's problems are directly [attributable] to the leader's inability to make hard decisions.
07. Robert Hagedorn has described organizations as a universal [attribute] and a natural consequence of the social behavior of human beings.
08. Sometimes human claims [attributed] to God are contradictory.
09. Thousands of deaths each year are [attributable] to drunk drivers.
10. Harrison's greatest [attribute] is his ability to work under pressure.
11. Children usually [attribute] the actions of an abusive parent to their own behavior, and may feel they deserve their treatment.
12. The ability to make tools was previously thought to be an [attribute] unique to man, but in recent years chimpanzees have been observed making tools also.
13. The runner [attributed] his poor showing in the quarter-finals to a slight cold.
14. She has all the [attributes] to be an excellent saleswoman.
15. Experts [attribute] the improvement in the economy to a global trend which has resulted in an increase in exports.
16. She [attributes] her lack of promotion in the company to sexist ideas on the part of upper management, who, she claims, don't think a woman can handle the stresses of working in a senior administration position.
17. The benefits of yoga are [attributable] not only to the physical poses, but also to the meditation and breathing techniques.
18. Researchers say that there are no records whatsoever of any deaths which are directly [attributable] to the use of marijuana.
19. Studies show that often many of the thefts that occur in retail stores are in fact, [attributable] to staff members.
20. British mythology [attributed] bay leaves with the power to ward off disease, witchcraft, and lightning.
21. Ten percent of a human's weight is [attributed] to bacteria.
22. Peter Drucker once said that effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not [attributes].
23. Gandhi once observed that the weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the [attribute] of the strong.
24. John Grier once suggested that the will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human [attribute].
25. Dorothea Kent once said, "A man ninety years old was asked to what he [attributed] his longevity. 'I reckon,' he said, with a twinkle in his eye, 'It's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.'"
26. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld said that we seldom [attribute] common sense except to those who agree with us.
27. There is a proverb in Benin that states that silence is an [attribute] of the dead; he who is alive speaks.
28. George Mikes once said, "I have made it a rule that whenever I say something stupid, I immediately [attribute] it to Dr. Johnson, Marcus Aurelius or Dorothy Parker."
29. A recent study has shown that over $2 billion of direct health-care costs in Canada are [attributable] to physical inactivity.
30. Before the development of modern psychology, psychological disorders were often [attributed] to possession by evil spirits.
31. The President is [attributing] the rise in unemployment to new restrictive trade regulations in foreign markets.
32. The [attribution] of the long lost manuscript to William Shakespeare has now been authenticated by a team of experts.

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