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re kuh ning

  • n  problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
  • n  a bill for an amount due
  • n  the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
  • v  expect, believe, or suppose
  • v  judge to be probable
  • v  deem to be
  • v  make a mathematical calculation or computation
  • v  have faith or confidence in
  • v  take account of

  • When oldtime ships' officers could not see the sun or stars, they fell back on dead reckoning.
  • Walker's vigilance has produced a compelling reckoning with the twisted trajectories of race in America.
  • It's that time again the end of another quarter, and therefore, another financial day of reckoning for the presidential campaigns in a race that has shaped up to be longer and .
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  • Barack Obama in
    Obama said it yesterday: "the day of reckoning has arrived and the time to take charge of our future is here".
  • Charles Grassley in ABC News
    People at the grass roots are reckoning with the realities of a battered economy every day, so arguments that clearly benefit the big banks ought to be studied,said Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the powerful Senate Finance...
  • Dennis Cardoza in International Herald Tribune
    We know the day of reckoning is coming,said Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., who called the measure "totally irresponsible."

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