CALCULATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CALCULATE
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 v.  compute; determine; estimate
Classic Sentence: (137 in 10 pages)
1  We calculate it will scarcely last till it is eighteen.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
2  They calculate the year by the revolution of the sun and moon, but use no subdivisions into weeks.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
3  She would not calculate, she would not compare.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  It had been ascertained at the shipping offices that Browner had left aboard of the May Day, and I calculate that she is due in the Thames to-morrow night.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
5  Once received, it is a haunting idea; how many undesigning persons I suspected of watching me, it would be hard to calculate.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVI
6  "'Tis a safe thing to calculate on the knavery of an Iroquois," said the scout, throwing his rifle forward, by a sort of instinctive movement.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  During the whole of that day they struggled on through the defiles, and by evening they calculated that they were more than thirty miles from their enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  A calculated, cast up, balanced, and proved house.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
9  His countenance was therefore fully displayed, and its expression was calculated to impress a degree of awe, if not of fear, upon strangers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  The kings of the Norman race, and the independent nobles, who followed their example in all acts of tyranny, maintained against this devoted people a persecution of a more regular, calculated, and self-interested kind.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  These were calculated in some degree to abate the dangers of the day; a precaution the more necessary, as the conflict was to be maintained with sharp swords and pointed lances.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  All that was beautiful and graceful in the martial array had disappeared, and what was now visible was only calculated to awake terror or compassion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  Hilda had calculated the turn into the lane at the bridge-end.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
14  The new mare proved a treasure; with a very little trouble she became exactly calculated for the purpose, and Fanny was then put in almost full possession of her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  Her disposition was peculiarly calculated to value a fond treatment, and from having hitherto known so little of it, she was the more overcome by Miss Crawford's.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
16  Her whole behavior is calculated for effect.
17  Benefit is calculated on the basis of average weekly earnings.
18  The entire metropolitan center possessed a high and mighty air calculated to overawe and abash the common applicant.
19  Scientists have calculated that the world's population will double by the end of the century.
20  Our charges are calculated by reference to an hourly rate.
21  Their movements through the region were calculated to terrify landowners into abandoning their holdings.
22  They began to talk; their conversation eased me completely, it was rather calculated to weary than enrage a listener.
23  His words, though not treasonous in themselves, were calculated to arouse thoughts of sedition.
24  Her conventional suit was one calculated to appeal to the conservative judges.
25  In cases where no data were available, the most probable structure of a molecule was calculated using molecular mechanics.
26  Two positive predictive values were calculated.
27  As sunrise and sunset are calculated from the leading and trailing edges of the Sun, and not the center; this slightly increases the duration of "day" relative to "night."
28  An international court ruled that Russia owes shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant Yukos more than $50 billion for what it described as the Kremlin's "devious and calculated expropriation" of assets designed to bankrupt the firm.
29  I spent hours doing that calculation and I still got the answer wrong.
30  These days, scientists use computers to help them to get out the difficult calculation concerned with space travel.