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 Meanings and Examples of ESTIMATE
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 v.  judge to be probable; form an opinion about; evaluate
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  She said her lumber was better and cheaper too, and to prove it she ran up a long column of figures in her head and gave him an estimate then and there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  Still, unbidden, came the thought that Ashley could never make a quick estimate in his head and give a price that was correct, as she could.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
3  He was no less conscious than before of what was said of Lily Bart, but he could separate the woman he knew from the vulgar estimate of her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  But it was in the quality of his admiration that she read his shrewd estimate of her case.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
5  I would have you investigate it now with the sole view of forming to yourself some unexaggerated, intelligent estimate of whatever battering-ram power may be lodged there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
6  It is possible that Heyward's estimate of danger differed in some degree from that of the scout, for, instead of replying, he now sat in silence, while the canoe glided over several miles of water.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20
7  The nearest estimate I can give makes me now between twenty-seven and twenty-eight years of age.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
8  He was said to own a thousand slaves, and I think this estimate quite within the truth.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
9  With a memory sharpened to almost preternatural clearness, she remarked every turn in the road, and formed a mental estimate of the time to be occupied in traversing it.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  I will not trust thee, Templar," said Rebecca; "thou hast taught me better how to estimate the virtues of thine Order.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  It would not be fair to inquire into a young lady's exact estimate of her own perfections.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
12  You should come to London to know how to estimate your conquest.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
13  In the social sphere these gifted ones are mostly women; they can watch a world which they never saw, and estimate forces of which they have only heard.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
14  The lowest estimate would put the worth of the coronet at double the sum which I have asked.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  I had got to such a low estimate of her kind that I did not expect any gratitude from her.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  The most recent forecasts estimate up to 2 feet of snow will pummel the area between New York and Maine by Saturday – an accumulation that would be one of the largest ever for a single storm.
17  In my estimation, he's the more suitable candidate.
18  Factors such as oblique and transverse cuts and cell overlap would affect the accuracy of this estimation.
19  Total losses were estimated at over three million pounds.
20  The man estimated for the repair of the car.
21  When you estimated the cost of the repairs, you forgot to factor in the labour.
22  He estimated the speed of the winds from the degree of damage.
23  It has been estimated that one in eight couples is infertile.
24  There are an estimated eight million people currently thought to be eligible to reclaim income tax.
25  McKinnon estimated the lateral movement of the bridge to be between four and six inches.
26  The next two items refer to actual expenditures incurred, rather than estimated needs.
27  There are an estimated 86000 survivors around the world and almost half of them could be eligible for payments from the compensation fund.
28  And the number closely matches a finding of an earlier international study that estimated some 10.1 per cent of people globally suffer from the ailment.
29  The estimated cost of staffing and maintaining a functional pest management center is approximately 1 million dollars per year.
30  The cost to inactivate and dispose of a nuclear carrier is estimated at 887 million.