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kownt

  • n  the total number counted
    a blood count
  • n  the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    the counting continued for several hours
  • n  a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
  • v  determine the number or amount of
    Can you count the books on your shelf?
  • v  have weight; have import, carry weight
  • v  show consideration for; take into account
  • v  name or recite the numbers in ascending order
    The toddler could count to 100
  • v  put into a group
    The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
  • v  include as if by counting
    I can count my colleagues in the opposition
  • v  have a certain value or carry a certain weight
    each answer counts as three points
  • v  have faith or confidence in
    you can count on me to help you any time
  • v  take account of

  • Missing family jewels are the last things on the mind of a modern Portuguese count.
  • The commission's order to re-count some results adds to the uncertainty surrounding the vote.
  • Imagine a child at age 10 needing to count on fingers to tell you whether 6 is bigger than 5.
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  • Jimmy Carter in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Byrd was skilled "in using arcane Senate rules to achieve his goals, and was proud of his ability to count votes and forge prevailing coalitions," Carter said in a statement.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Aljazeera.net
    You know you can count on me,Clinton told a crowd of cheering supporters at a hotel in downtown Philadelphia as news of her 10-point margin of victory trickled in from the state's polling stations. "Some people counted me out and said to...
  • Fidel Castro in guardian.co.uk
    It will be just another weapon you can count on. Perhaps my voice will be heard,Castro said.

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