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 Meanings and Examples of AMOUNT
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amount
 n.  the sum total of two or more quantities
 n.  a sum of money
Classic Sentence: (171 in 12 pages)
1  The Calvert boys have been blabbing again," Gerald said resignedly, "else you'd not be knowing the amount.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  Her tongue was furred and her throat parched as if flames had scorched it and no amount of water could assuage her thirst.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
3  On other days a small amount of milk, hickory nuts, roasted acorns and yams.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  It would amount to the same thing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
5  Scarlett was in a furious temper and did not scruple to expend it on Hugh, for she had just received an order for a large amount of lumber--a rush order at that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  You've got murder to your credit, and husband stealing, attempted fornication, lying and sharp dealing and any amount of chicanery that won't bear close inspection.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
7  She refused to pay the price named, and after a moment's hesitation, met it by a counter-offer of half the amount.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  The price of the dressing-case was still in her pocket; and drawing out her little gold purse she slipped a liberal fraction of the amount into Miss Farish's hand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
9  Celeste had not yet sent in her account, and secondly, the amount it represented was only a fraction of the sum that Lily needed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
10  Probably too much reading for the amount of digestion I've got.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  She cried to the party, with the canonical amount of sprightliness, "Good-by, everybody."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
12  As a general rule, he can't amount to much in his totality.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. Postscript.
13  In one of those southern whalesmen, on a long three or four years' voyage, as often happens, the sum of the various hours you spend at the mast-head would amount to several entire months.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
14  This particular tongue now before us; at a passing glance I should say it was a six-barreler; that is, it will yield you about that amount of oil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
15  In the first place, the amount of butter, and Texel and Leyden cheese consumed, seems amazing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
Example Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
16  The secretary has a large amount of mail to answer every day.
17  There is a limit to the amount of pain we can bear.
18  We're trying to cut down on the amount of paperwork involved.
19  They were all moaning and groaning about the amount of work they had.
20  People should decrease the amount of fat they eat.
21  They spent an immense amount of time getting the engine into perfect condition.
22  There is a limit to the amount of money I can afford.
23  The bomb was designed to cause the maximum amount of damage.
24  They sold the house for treble the amount they paid for it.
25  They were making the most tremendous amount of noise last night.
26  Most people only have a limited amount of leisure time.
27  In an invoice the amount of money should be written both in words and in figures.
28  She believes the research understates the amount of discrimination women suffer.
29  Despite the large amount of blood, it was only a flesh wound.
30  A banker's card states that a bank will pay the owner's cheques to a stated amount.