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 Meanings and Examples of SUMMARY
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 n.  brief statement that presents the main points
Classic Sentence:
1  This had lasted but a very short time, when Mrs. Pocket issued summary orders that they were all to be taken into the house for a nap.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXII
2  Rather alarmed by this summary action, I was for a little delay, and even hinted that our friend himself might be difficult to deal with.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXX
3  My aunt concluded this philosophical summary, by fixing her eyes with a kind of triumph on Agnes, whose colour was gradually returning.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
4  Before showing that picture to any Nantucketer, you had best provide for your summary retreat from Nantucket.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
5  He had witnessed one instance of the summary punishments of the Indians, and now dreaded that his companion was to be selected for a second.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
6  The bidding for the poor old creature was summary.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
7  These articles are rather summary.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
8  It uses it in accordance with its fancy, it dips into it hap-hazard, and it often confines itself, when occasion arises, to alter it in a gross and summary fashion.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
9  This figure is but a summary one and half exact, the right angle, which is the customary angle of this species of subterranean ramifications, being very rare in vegetation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
10  and she looked as if she would like doing it in the most summary style.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
11  If they don't get any fresh evidence, it'll only be a summary conviction, and we shall have him back again after six weeks or so; but, if they do, it's a case of lagging.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence:
1  It can be useful to write a short summary of your argument first.
2  Each film gets a snappy two-line summary.
3  That is a summary and ironic end.
4  That is a summary and ironical end.
5  He gave a neat summary of the financial situation.
6  Here is a summary of the news/a news summary.
7  She decided not to include this incident in her summary of the day's events.
8  Issues on establishing defendant participant mode to extend the scope of application of summary procedure should be analyzed and resol.
9  In summary, this was a disappointing performance.
10  What follows is a brief summary of the process.
11  He gave a summary of the conclusions.