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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRIBUTING

Then, there were the slaves, contributing their dark shade to the picture of society.

Do you think her capable of contributing to your pleasure or your happiness?

You are not paying for it, my child; you are only contributing some alms to the Church.

To these Mrs. West added blue, by contributing a piece of indigo.

To this feeling a circumstance that followed assisted in contributing.

The freedom of the press has also been a contributing factor.

We may not be able to know him as he is, nor know what others are contributing.

"From which he would shrink from contributing to," what have we here?

They're to be used with an article I'm contributing to a Sunday paper.

But I alone have not the means or the power of contributing to the accomplishment of these objects.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin contributus, past participle of contribuere "to bring together, add, unite, collect, contribute" (see contribution). Figurative sense is from 1630s. Related: Contributed; contributing.

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