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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRIBUTE

It is a tribute to the memory and worth of one of his early friends at Eton.

I noted the tribute to the staid painter, and nodded approvingly.

The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles, but do not equal, our own.

Sabbath or no Sabbath, the Glen cannot let him pass without some tribute of their pride.

The bosom received this tribute in its most engaging manner.

Yet he paid the tribute of his uniform respect to the Anti-Slavery party.

Helen, watching him, remained quite unconscious of the tribute to herself.

Gwaednerth made his enemies, as it were, pay him this tribute with the gold of their armour.

There was a tribute of carnage, nor were they long engaged in the tumult of battle.

Upon them as upon aliens their tribute is imposed, partly by the Sarmatians, partly by the Quadians.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "tax paid to a ruler or master for security or protection," from Latin tributum "tribute," literally "a thing contributed or paid," noun use of tributus, neuter past participle of tribuere "to pay, assign, grant," also "allot among the tribes or to a tribe," from tribus (see tribe). Sense of "offering, gift, token" is first recorded 1580s.

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