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 Meanings and Examples of TOTAL
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total
 n.  the whole amount
 a.  considered as a complete amount
Classic Sentence: (92 in 7 pages)
1  Clerval, whose eyes and feelings were always quick in discerning the sensations of others, declined the subject, alleging, in excuse, his total ignorance; and the conversation took a more general turn.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
2  In truth, nothing short of a total change of dynasty and moral code, in that interior kingdom, was adequate to account for the impulses now communicated to the unfortunate and startled minister.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
3  She remembered too, her own surprise at the time, at his mentioning nothing farther of those friends, at his total silence with respect even to their names.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
4  In short, it ended in a total breach.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
5  I had scarcely arrived at the total when a seventh was heard, as in the region of air, wailing dolefully.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
6  "Yes, Joseph, says you," here Pumblechook shook his head and hand at me, "'he knows my total deficiency of common human gratitoode."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
7  These sums, united, make a total, if my calculation is correct, amounting to forty-one, ten, eleven and a half.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
8  In an instant's compass, great hearts sometimes condense to one deep pang, the sum total of those shallow pains kindly diffused through feebler men's whole lives.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chaseā€”First Day.
9  The resulting medley of sound distracted no one, save possibly alone the babies, of which there were present a number equal to the total possessed by all the guests invited.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
10  There were many days when the total was less than half an hour, and others when there was none at all.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
11  In Germany, where its vote was more than a third of the total vote of the empire, all other parties and powers had united to fight it.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
12  His attention was, however, bestowed in vain; for with the disappearance of Uncas, every sign of the adventurers had been lost, leaving him in total uncertainty of their fate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
13  From the total inability of the scout to address the Hurons in their own language, he was compelled to trust the conversation entirely to David.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
14  Six windows on this side of the door, six on that side; a total of twelve in this wing, a total of twelve in the other wing; four-and-twenty carried over to the back wings.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
15  She could scarce conceive the possibility of her will being opposed, far less that of its being treated with total disregard.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (162 in 11 pages)
16  The total output is double that of last year.
17  Some neck injuries cause total loss of mobility below the point of injury.
18  Did meet, the total is better than never to meet.
19  Please figure out the total cost.
20  Modern farming methods have led to the total extinction of many species of wild flowers.
21  Her unexpected arrival threw us into total confusion.
22  The party was a total washout.
23  We will then send you an invoice for the total course fees.
24  The new emperor declared a total amnesty.
25  Salaries take up a considerable portion of our total budget.
26  She showed total indifference to his fate.
27  The game ended in a total rout.
28  That small room contained the sum total of the family's possessions.
29  Through the total fading away and extinction of craving, decay and death, sorrow, lamentation, suffering, grief, and despair are extinguished.
30  Driving through the total darkness was a slightly surreal experience.