Definition of 'sum'
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Here is a real physical presence summed up in one image following many hours of observation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Organised crime and corruption involve huge sums that require large pools to wash the money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can now sum up the whole argument. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)The couple offered no defence and have settled for an undisclosed sum. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In fact the largest of these numbers is the sum of the other three. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We were offering around that sum two years earlier. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)The unscrupulous tailor had consented to sell his own dying son for a large sum. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)This is a very modest sum to spend. Take Care of Your Skin (1990)The drawdown provider will also be responsible for checking that the sums add up. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It increases the sum of human happiness. The Sun (2014)The friends with benefits situation sums up the attitude of my entire generation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sum total of our collective sin speaks volumes to the world. Christianity Today (2000)We have admitted the wrong and agreed to pay her the maximum sum. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Could we pay off the loan in one lump sum when she finishes her degree? Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are now wasting huge sums of money just paying the interest. The Sun (2009)That pretty much sums up his architecture. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It would be nice if statisticians could just do the sums and tell people what is safer than what. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It follows mounting public anger over the huge sums being made by some speed cameras with little apparent impact on road safety. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sum amounted to just under half of that year's budget. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But his importance to American cinema far outweighs the artistic sum of his individual films. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Birds that were the result of thousands of hours of work, and considerable sums of money. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He's spent months begging and received huge sums from local people. The Sun (2014)In the 20th century these companies grew by raising huge sums in small amounts from widely dispersed shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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