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  • n  a quantity of money
    he borrowed a large sum
  • n  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
  • n  the final aggregate
    the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered
  • n  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • n  the whole amount
  • n  a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
  • v  be a summary of
    The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper
  • v  determine the sum of

  • In non-zero-sum games, one player's gain needn't be bad news for the other(s).
  • Since swaps are a zero-sum game, the banking industry as a whole cannot lose money on swaps.
  • A zero-sum, isolationist worldview had moved Israel from polytheism to belligerent monotheism, but now, as Israel's environment grew less threatening, belligerence was turning out .
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  • Samuel Alito in The State Journal-Register
    In sum, it is clear that the Framers and ratifiers of the Fourteenth Amendment counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty,wrote Justice Sam Alito.
  • Vladimir Putin in Sports Network
    During his speech to Rogge, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country would "guarantee that the Olympic cluster in Sochi will be completed on time. We are allocating a round sum of $12 billion for this."
  • Ryan Crocker in WKRN
    If there is one word, I would use to sum up the atmosphere in Iraq _ on the streets, in the countryside, in the neighborhoods and at the national level _ that word would be fear,Ryan Crocker told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee....

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