stocktaking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stocktaking making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand "an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing","they held an inventory every month"
    • n stocktaking reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
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Usage

In literature:

She had dropped unconsciously into her "stocktaking" attitude.
"Tommy and Co." by Jerome K. Jerome
Meanwhile, one held a kind of mental stocktaking.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
How (you ask, unwillingly) can a man perform a mental stocktaking?
"Literary Taste: How to Form It" by Arnold Bennett
I was presiding at one of my periodical stocktakings.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 11, 1914" by Various
The stocktaking is nothing; but I was afraid I might get another that would stiffen me properly.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
Preston and Paul had been going carefully through their books, and had been engaged in what might be termed a kind of stocktaking.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Kep' the books too; we was always stocktaking.
"A Diary Without Dates" by Enid Bagnold
As the new year approached Reynolds asked if there was to be any stocktaking, and, if so, on what lines it should be done?
"The Little Missis" by Charlotte Skinner
A pathetic business that stocktaking was, and a queer one, and not a very heavy one either.
"A Woman Perfected" by Richard Marsh
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