• WordNet 3.6
    • n sum-up a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.”
  • Karl Marx
    “The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
  • A. Lou Vickery
    A. Lou Vickery
    “Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.”
  • Richard Cecil
    Richard Cecil
    “The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.”
  • Margaret Mead
    “I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.”
  • Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.”


In literature:

Here is summed up the whole of the revelation of God's Word.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
Likewise, to sum up the necessities of most men, a few concise lines would answer.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
The summing-up of the coroner called for little remark.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Watchwords, catchwords.+ A watchword sums up one policy, doctrine, view, or phase of a subject.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The result of their meditations may be summed up in the remark Paynton made to Baker as they went into school next morning.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
It gives me the technique, but all that is summed up in the one word "expression," I am at liberty to put into the music myself.
"The Pianolist" by Gustav Kobbé
I never can sum up the good you have done me!
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The quality of her handclasp can be summed up in saying that it was reassuring and agreeable.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
I sum up, then, this part of the discussion by asking your attention to the moral trinity of the school.
"Moral Principles in Education" by John Dewey
They would listen attentively to the counsel's words and to the judge's summing up.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking

In poetry:

I will not let thee go.
Ends all our month-long love in this?
Can it be summed up so,
Quit in a single kiss?
I will not let thee go.
"I Will Not Let Thee Go" by Robert Seymour Bridges
Then I waken up from my dreams at this,
As if a voice had said,
"Now what is the sum of human bliss
When that which had life is dead?"
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson
But the Judge said he never had summed up before;
So the Snark undertook it instead,
And summed it so well that it came to far more
Than the Witnesses ever had said!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Before three years were fully come,
Good Fortune gave me thrice that sum.
And when successful flows the tide,
A river soon swells up with pride.
If one wish is not spent in vain,
Who could another wish refrain?
"Thirteen Wishes" by William Hutton
In light of God's peace stands his patriarch-worth,
The sum and the amen of a manful life on earth.
In light of God's pure peace how his face shone, lifted up,
When white-haired at the altar he held th' atoning cup.
"From The Cantata For N. F. S. Grundtvig" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
To sum it up in few short words, the place is only fit
For those who were sent out here, for from this they cannot flit.
But any other men who come a living here to try
Will vegetate a little while, and then lie down and die.
"Immigration" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Summing up more than half a century of musical invention is a daunting task for any artist, but Vuckovich is the master of many styles.
Here is how he sums up Weakland's view.
Obst Cuts Into 'There Will Be Blood,' Sums Up the Poststrike Mood.
Those words sum up one of the biggest worries facing small-business owners.
Al Pacino's character Ricky Roma in the screen version of Glenglarry Glen Ross sums up my P.O.V.
Investors Business Daily sums up the fiscal carnage of a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
to sum up their memoirs in six words.
Nani penalty miss sums up unconvincing display.
"He was a very good person," summed up Allen Ertel.
He crossed the finish line, bent over and summed up his first-place day with "Wow".
'Wow' is only way to sum up magical finish.
Brief thoughts sum up major issues.
The sum up of the Texans off-season + Mexican breakfast.
Photographers sum up KU 's big win against Missouri in photos.
This summer can be summed up as certainly one of the hottest in the past 20 years or so, while at the same time lacking in widespread severe storms, not only locally, but throughout Wisconsin.

In science:

One can also consider a superposition of initial conditions by summing up over particle configurations.
Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Modified Random Matrix Ensembles
We first obtained a determinantal formula by summing up the Green function.
Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process and Modified Random Matrix Ensembles
To sum up: ob jects of kinds (i)-(iii) either are, or can be modelled as, finite systems.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Summing up, a random sequence displays a continuum of states, the lowest of which is Ec .
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
To prove (2), (3) we will need to bound certain combinatorial sums up to constant factors.
The Chromatic Number of Random Regular Graphs