sum of money

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sum of money a quantity of money "he borrowed a large sum","the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
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Quotations

  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    “Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.”
  • Alan Ayckbourn
    Alan Ayckbourn
    “Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.”

Usage

In literature:

I'll freely give any sum of money to a doctor to restore them again.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
This sum of money and the knowledge of the printer's trade made up his capital.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
But it is never wise to trust a single man with a large sum of money.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
An old man had been foully murdered, and his body had been robbed of a large sum of money.
"Bucholz and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
I had in my pockets the following sums of money: L25 in bank notes; 25 sovereigns; L4 16s.
"The Hero of the Humber" by Henry Woodcock
And what was to be given in exchange for this nice sum of money?
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
I think it evident, that no appointment could have succeeded without a much greater sum of money.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He had but a trifling sum of money, and he knew no one in the strange city.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
If a man murders his wife he may be fined a sum of money, but can't be executed because woman is not equal to man.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
Mr. George paid the man a small sum of money, and then they went on.
"Rollo in Switzerland" by Jacob Abbott
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In news:

Police say Montrose Township credit union robbers made off with large sum of money .
UCLA's Public Health school is gifted a healthy sum of money .
Three people told police that they gave a female tarot card reader large sums of money, and they believed they would be reimbursed, said Officer Pam Yazzolino, a Beaverton police spokeswoman.
In the US, candidates, parties, and special interest groups spend huge sums of money to gain an advantage in the ad-wars.
Google Maps Police say a dispute over a small sum of money led to an attack in Wyckoff.
Jeremy Lin will soon be signing a three-year contract for $25.1 million, a sum of money that many people might describe as ridiculous for a player with such little experience as an.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff¿s Office is asking the public to help identify a woman wanted for using a stolen indentification card to take a large sum of money from a Chase Bank in Lake Worth.
Most people know those ads and the huge sums of money that paid for them were unleashed by the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
They amount to a substantial sum of money for a middle-class family.
Hoping to place a large sum of money on the outcome.
Unfortunately, where large sums of money are spent , opportunities for fraud arise.
There's nothing like the feeling of getting an unexpected sum of money.
"It was a large sum of money floating down the freeway.".
After adopting the euro, Greece borrowed huge sums of money.
A tip is a gift or sum of money for services performed or anticipated.
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In science:

In “practice” however, one cannot go into a casino and bet arbitrarily small sums of money: there is always a unit value, and any bet made has to be a multiple of this value.
How powerful are integer-valued martingales?
We also identify sets with their characteristic sequences. |σ | denotes the length of a binary sequence σ . A martingale M succeeds on A ∈ {0, 1}ω if M achieves arbitrary sums of money over A, that is, lim supn M (A ↾↾ n) = ∞.
How powerful are integer-valued martingales?
More precisely, we will assume that the time at which she receives a sum of money is irrelevant to a Bayesian agent.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
The probability to have a quantity of money x at time n + 1 will be the sum of the probabilities of all those pairs of agents (u, v) able to produce the quantity x after their interaction, that is, all the pairs verifying u + v > x.
A Generalized Continuous Model for Random Markets
The only numbers worth a pocket calculator are, a plasma colleague once said, sums of money, for instance (Pielke 2006), “shuttle launches cost $G each, vs. $400 million NASA estimated.” G for Grand once meant $1000.
Astrophysics in 2006
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