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a sum: an amount, a quantity, a total; a figure, a number; an equation

to sum up: to resume, to summarize
Moira summed up today's top stories in just 15 seconds. Her summary of the news was very short.


  • "Thus I have been left with the sum of $1,500,000,000.00 and no one to transfer it to."
  • "I suggest you try the "Dim Sum"."
  • "He'd like to see his own image on the bottle - alongside Delavigne of course - since he thinks this fragrance sums up his personality so well."
  • "Jean : Hello, I would like to open an account so that I can receive a huge sum."
  • "It is, how do you say, a substantial sum."
  • "Mr. Oléré, 10 million Euros is an enormous sum, even for a corporation."
  • "Five years ago, a sheik of the Royal House of Bahreindeer deposited a huge sum of American currency in my bank."
  • "After complaining about the weather for half an hour, she told me that she recently handed over a cheque for £90,000 to a "nice young man", and that in exchange he promised to re-plaster the ceiling in her sitting room. I'm no expert on re-plastering, but this seems like a rather large sum of money."

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