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Definitions of sum:

part of speech: noun

Abbreviation of L. suma, take, or sumendus, sumendum, to be taken, a direction in the signature of a prescription.

Usage examples for sum:

  • However, he paid his debts, gave him a sum of money, and told him to go away and never to return again during his life. "The Everlasting Arms", Joseph Hocking
  • I wonder how you have the face to ask me to lend you ten dollars, or any sum "Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune", Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • It is the very sum which he himself has named as intended for you. "Cousin Henry", Anthony Trollope

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