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 Meanings and Examples of ESTIMATION
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 n.  the respect with which a person is held; an approximate calculation of quantity; a judgment of the qualities
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  The next day, came the news that the murder had been overlooked, that the guilt of Hyde was patent to the world, and that the victim was a man high in public estimation.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
2  He really liked Sissy too well to have a contempt for her; otherwise he held her calculating powers in such very slight estimation that he must have fallen upon that conclusion.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
3  It does him the highest honour; it shews his proper estimation of the blessing of domestic happiness and pure attachment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  Fanny would certainly believe him so at least, and must find that her estimation of him was higher than ever when he appeared as the attendant, supporter, cheerer of a suffering brother.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
5  Wildeve had been brooding ever since they started on the mean estimation in which he was held by his wife's friends; and it cut his heart severely.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
6  The high estimation then placed upon the military character might be seen in the lofty port of each individual member of the company.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
7  Elinor would not oppose his opinion, because, whatever might be her general estimation of the advantage of a public school, she could not think of Edward's abode in Mr. Pratt's family, with any satisfaction.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36
8  Uriah, with his long hands slowly twining over one another, made a ghastly writhe from the waist upwards, to express his concurrence in this estimation of me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
9  But THAT was certainly very coolly done by him, and every one knows that in most people's estimation, to do anything coolly is to do it genteelly.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
10  Had Hawkeye been aware of the low estimation in which the skillful Uncas held his representations, he would probably have prolonged the entertainment a little in pique.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
11  Notwithstanding this man was held in very unequal estimation among the Hurons, some believing implicitly in his power, and others deeming him an impostor, he was now listened to by all with the deepest attention.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27
12  Amy rose daily in the estimation of her friend, but he sank in hers, and each felt the truth before a word was spoken.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
13  But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
14  What his dazzled state neglected in this, his first far too synthetic estimation, we do not think it necessary to point out here.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
15  de Treville, the third personage in the kingdom, in the paternal estimation.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  For roadway luminaries, I estimate an illumination increase with proper shielding to perhaps 115 percent of the unshielded level.
17  The cause of this estimate of her inferiority was her lack of education.
18  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.
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.