ARITHMETIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ARITHMETIC
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
arithmetic
 n.  theory of numerical calculations
Classic Sentence:
1  I'll get the almanac and as I have heard devils can be raised with Daboll's arithmetic, I'll try my hand at raising a meaning out of these queer curvicues here with the Massachusetts calendar.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
2  That's my small experience, so far as the Massachusetts calendar, and Bowditch's navigator, and Daboll's arithmetic go.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
3  The price is the labor it has cost to make and deliver it, and it is determined by the first principles of arithmetic.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
4  The wall-paper was defaced, in spots, by slops of beer and wine; or garnished with chalk memorandums, and long sums footed up, as if somebody had been practising arithmetic there.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  It is a mere question of figures, a case of simple arithmetic.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
6  His character was not unkind, all things considered; it might have been a very kind one indeed, if he had only made some round mistake in the arithmetic that balanced it, years ago.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
7  , went on for an hour; writing and arithmetic succeeded, and music lessons were given by Miss Temple to some of the elder girls.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  And the mere sight of the torment, with his fishy eyes and mouth open, his sandy hair inquisitively on end, and his waistcoat heaving with windy arithmetic, made me vicious in my reticence.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IX
9  He wrote well, and knew arithmetic perfectly.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IV
10  He had virtually retired from the wholesale hardware trade before he built Stone Lodge, and was now looking about for a suitable opportunity of making an arithmetical figure in Parliament.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
11  The wretched ignorance with which Jupe clung to this consolation, rejecting the superior comfort of knowing, on a sound arithmetical basis, that her father was an unnatural vagabond, filled Mr. Gradgrind with pity.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
12  I do not willingly enter into arithmetical explanations with an artist like you, who fears to enter my study lest she should imbibe disagreeable or anti-poetic impressions and sensations.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
13  He did not sleep the whole night, and his fury, growing in a sort of vast, arithmetical progression, reached its highest limits in the morning.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  Of his age, the child is above the norm in arithmetic.
2  The little boy can already do simple problems in arithmetic.
3  He got the answer by mental arithmetic.
4  An educational system which fails to teach basic arithmetic is seriously deficient.
5  I've never been very good at arithmetic.
6  The arithmetic of nuclear running costs has been skewed by the fall in the cost of other fuels.
7  She tries to ground her son in arithmetic.
8  By the age of ten, the children can do simple arithmetic.
9  He found a way to set up equations about integers and other constructs in arithmetic.
10  Mr Vala decided that the party should indeed have the first go at proving a majority in the state assembly, despite the apparently insuperable arithmetic.