I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a huge amount/sum/quantity etc

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huge sums of money

a sum of money ( also an amount of money )

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£10,000 seemed a huge sum of money to me.

do a calculation/sum (= use numbers to find out a figure, price etc )

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I did a quick calculation on a piece of paper.

lump sum

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When you retire you’ll get a lump sum of £80,000.

paltry sum

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paltry sum of money

sum total

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That’s the sum total of my knowledge about it.

the princely sum of

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My savings had now reached the princely sum of £30.

the sum total (= the whole of an amount, when everything is added together )

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This was the sum total of her grandfather's possessions.

vast amounts/numbers/quantities/sums etc (of sth)

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The government will have to borrow vast amounts of money.

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The refugees come across the border in vast numbers .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

considerable

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Yes, both Place and Egan had considerable sums stowed away from various jobs.

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Owing to the large amount of work demanded, this would be quite a considerable sum .

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In mass transit, private bus companies spend considerable sums to influence legislatures, to get and keep their contracts.

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The followers of this cult are, nevertheless, looking to the future and investing considerable sums of money in it.

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The crisis has been caused partly by the reluctance of self-employed family doctors to invest the considerable sums needed to computerise.

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Minna had spent a considerable sum of money on me and I could not die a swindler.

enormous

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Virtually all Third World countries were Spending enormous sums on war or preparation for war, despite staggering debts and dreadful poverty.

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Lawyers are really expert at making you pay enormous sums for their advice.

fixed

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The policy guarantees a fixed sum to your pet if you die.

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Recall that a bond is an asset that earns a fixed sum of money for its owner each year.

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If the authority receives a fixed sum 31, then it is able to purchase more of the publicly provided good.

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Usually this is a fixed sum which, at the time of writing seems to average around £90.

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From each performance they were given either a fixed sum or collected money from the crowd for charity.

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This petty cash is kept on the imprest system, whereby the petty cashier is entrusted with a fixed sum of money.

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The petty cashier must always account for a certain fixed sum of money. 2.

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He would then have drawings and quantities prepared and would invite tenders for a fixed sum .

great

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One of its ideas is that of holism - the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

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Is it thus greater than the sum of the individual parts?

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Labor provides Daley with his strongest personal support and contributes great sums to his campaigns.

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A plan consists of time, resources and indicated action but the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts.

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It was their intention to suggest that the negative total was greater than the sum of his recent accomplishments.

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On the other hand, it was no great sum and Hope's custom had given him publicity.

huge

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The major companies operating in these markets spend huge sums on marketing in order to promote their products globally.

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The only alternative to raising huge sums of money is to have it already.

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All Mr Fractor did was write huge sums on his blackboards.

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Though banks lend huge sums to firms, banks are not the only source of lending.

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It was completed in 1970, at a cost of one billion dollars - a huge sum in those days.

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Achieving the goal of absolute purity would cost an additional huge but undetermined sum .

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On top of that come huge sums of cheap credit to enterprises which must be reduced if inflation is to be controlled.

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Each vessel must have cost a huge sum , and carried at least a score of men on board.

large

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In addition, he was ordered to pay large sums of money to the government as compensation for his negligence.

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Format Many public libraries now spend large sums on paperbacks, and budget for them separately.

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He advanced large sums to Parliament and later invested heavily on his own account in the purchase of bishops' lands.

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It often saves large sums in absenteeism and recruitment as companies retain a better workforce.

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This will require them to deal with complex legal questions and to control large sums of money.

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The Crown needed larger sums for longer periods than London financiers could provide.

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Retail and wholesale banks alike raise large sums of money on this market, and lend their surpluses there.

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Other Defences Consent People can - and often do for large sums of money - agree to be defamed.

modest

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It was a very modest sum for Helmut.

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In fact, investing had been on my mind because of a modest sum of money that had unexpectedly come my way.

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Participating organisations will receive modest sums to defray recruiting, training and reporting costs.

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Yet this one modest sum brings you some remarkable advantages.

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It is £1,685.02, a fairly modest sum after nearly seven years of investment.

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Added to which, these were simple people who worked hard for modest sums of money.

nominal

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He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum .

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It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum , say £1.

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These were leased for a nominal sum from a very understanding Tangmere Parish Council.

paltry

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Little of these paltry sums is likely to be new money, most being sliced off existing allocations.

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But the total amount of helium-3 in Uranus and Neptune is vastly larger than this paltry sum .

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That is why men and women come on these schemes for such a paltry sum .

princely

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Our local CAA-approved doctor charges the princely sum of £65 for similar services.

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Like the other outreach workers Saturday, Harris earned the princely sum of $ 24 for her hours of outreach.

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And young activists can win the princely sum of £100 if they come up with the winning slogan.

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Eventually, they were returned to Quedlinburg, but not before the heirs of Joe Meador had collected a princely sum .

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This was a princely sum in the year of our Lord, 1926.

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Tim is doing a one-year cabinetmaking course with me and paying a princely sum for the pleasure of doing it.

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The result was that it had been increased only twice and now stood at the princely sum of £30.

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They would happily pay out princely sums for completely new garments made from superior imported cloths.

small

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His Milton and Dante fetch pathetically small sums in comparison with the labour and skill they cost.

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Others took in smaller sums , but it added up.

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Even putting by a relatively small sum on a regular basis can lead to a healthy nest-egg after a few years.

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They insist there is no pot of gold, but relatively small sums at best.

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There are few more cost-effective ways to invest relatively small sums of money than reinstating the support funding for tourism.

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This meant that even customers with small sums of money could he made to do large pieces of business.

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Two large denomination bills on top, the rest a small sum .

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Plenty of managers have had spectacular short-term records when they ran relatively small sums .

substantial

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As you would expect, a project of this kind requires substantial sums of money to set up.

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People have gained confidence in sending substantial sums off to unseen institutions and working with them long-distance.

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The field officer, after all, has the power to make a discharger spend a substantial sum of money.

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He managed to raise 200, 000 pesos, a substantial sum in those days, to begin his religious order.

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He is set to front a new rescue package, with a mystery backer ready to invest a substantial sum .

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Now careless loss of a substantial sum of money.

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It has redrawn the boundaries between the public and private sectors in favour of the latter and raised substantial sums for the Treasury.

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For those businesses requiring substantial sums of cash it is often appropriate to provide these from our Cash centres.

tidy

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Even allowing for what they would have lost on laundering the proceeds, there should have been a tidy sum .

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Chief Auctioneer, Michael Welch, suggests that silver, brass or other trinkets could well fetch a tidy sum .

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Would we be right in thinking, a tidy sum ?

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And, if my memory serves me right, you stand to rake in a tidy sum on that.

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These represented a tidy sum , not a great fortune but enough for her to be comfortably off.

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Still, I should be coming in for a tidy sum of compensation.

total

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Klein reports that the total sums spent began a slow rise from the 1970s, reaching £39 million by 1983.

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Next they weighed each new shopping plan against their total sum of money.

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Each school received figures showing how the total sum available to them had been allocated under different headings.

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But this total sum is distributed very unevenly among the schools.

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The total sum is then debited to your Current Account.

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The report also says that the total sum spent on improvements is far less than required.

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In the case of unspecified valuables, there is a total sum insured and a separate single article limit.

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The normal premium is about 10 percent of the total sum insured.

undisclosed

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Disney said yesterday it had reached a settlement with one group of contractors for an undisclosed sum .

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Koutros' attorney, Steven Thaler, said the case had been settled last year for an undisclosed sum .

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Darlington conservatory maker Amdega bought a Staffordshire-based rival for an undisclosed sum .

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Acquired by Houston from San Antonio for an undisclosed sum on Feb. 21, 1990.

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Boots is selling Fine Art Wallcoverings to its management for an undisclosed sum .

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However, he settled the case for an undisclosed sum in 1992.

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Disney has an option to buy the entire 140, 000 square-foot site from Slough Estates for an undisclosed sum .

vast

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Creditors and investors stood to lose vast sums .

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Rather than expending vast sums on political posturing, we may in-stead choose to invest in potentially profitable space enterprises.

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Shoppers will have more in their pockets and it will not cost companies vast sums to borrow for expansion.

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And I recognize now that Kathie Lee is above all a humanitarian who raises vast sums for good causes.

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Major record companies invest vast sums of money in new artists every year.

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Most businesses, especially small businesses, can not afford to squander vast sums of money on such refined legalistic nit-picking.

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Courts don't pay out vast sums of money for ruined holidays.

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Her father had bought it for a vast sum from a sailor in a pub.

■ VERB

add

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Marcella Tate came to the Incident Room and made her statement which added nothing to the sum of their knowledge.

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But nobody fuses much over daily expenditures on sales and gasoline taxes -- even though they add up to large sums annually.

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Equally it has to be acknowledged that misguided and failed protest has added to the sum of human misery.

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But the whole doesn't always add up to the sum of its mostly clever parts.

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This one is well researched, but I question whether it adds much to the sum total of our knowledge about Wellington.

give

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When I accepted he suggested I might like to give him a certain sum to help the wine flow.

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If a fire department were given a lump sum budget and allowed to keep any savings, these incentives would change.

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Some state schools have followed the example of the independent schools in asking parents to give covenanted sums .

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Had she wanted it, the Loreto Order would certainly have given her a reasonable sum to cover her expenses.

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Should you wish to give away substantial sums of money which will reduce your savings you should notify the Department.

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If they gave you ten sums , you were allowed to get only one wrong.

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From each performance they were given either a fixed sum or collected money from the crowd for charity.

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What if I wish to give a sum of capital or a sum in excess of my annual taxable income?

invest

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Major record companies invest vast sums of money in new artists every year.

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The followers of this cult are, nevertheless, looking to the future and investing considerable sums of money in it.

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First, whether you are investing a lump sum or saving from income, you can never start too soon.

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I am 74 years old and when I retired in 1982 I invested my lump sum pension with a brokerage.

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There are few more cost-effective ways to invest relatively small sums of money than reinstating the support funding for tourism.

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He has done well before and now wants to invest a large sum of money in your operation.

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He is set to front a new rescue package, with a mystery backer ready to invest a substantial sum .

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You can either invest both the original sum and interest for another fixed term.

involve

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Reinstating a siding at Bedale would involve a five-figure sum .

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The management offer involves a lump sum payment of £300 and a pay rise of about £8 a week from next July.

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You will also handle projects involving large sums of public money.

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For all the children, the best indicator of response time was the size of the smaller number involved in the sum .

pay

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Lawyers are really expert at making you pay enormous sums for their advice.

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Courts don't pay out vast sums of money for ruined holidays.

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The firm had just paid him a fantastic sum of money.

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If we are to pay out a large sum to cover the last cargo there must be some corroboration.

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In addition the government would pay an annual sum equivalent to 6 percent interest on the transferred stock.

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They paid large sums to secure their pitches.

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Clubs will pay sums of four figures as secret bonuses or salary top-ups to their star players.

raise

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At subsequent Forest Eyres in other counties the judges were clearly determined to raise large sums by fining the forest landowners.

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The only alternative to raising huge sums of money is to have it already.

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Such accommodation can often be let on a long lease or sold to raise a capital sum .

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Fund-raisers used fears of destruction to raise the prodigious sums that fueled the entire machine.

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This kind of flotation to raise large capital sums has already been seen in cases such as Bairstow Eves and Connells.

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And I recognize now that Kathie Lee is above all a humanitarian who raises vast sums for good causes.

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Though he may never have visited Leighton, he raised a considerable sum of money to repair the church.

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Several dozen staffers worked in administration and finance, raising the ever-growing sums needed to keep the machine running.

receive

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She also received a cash lump sum from her Personal Accident Policy.

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Dear Help Wanted: I may be receiving a lump sum of money to settle a workers' compensation claim.

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Participating organisations will receive modest sums to defray recruiting, training and reporting costs.

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Under a block grant approach, each state would receive a lump sum to be divided any way the state chose.

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The average partner received a lump sum of $ 7. 8 million from the sale.

spend

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Format Many public libraries now spend large sums on paperbacks, and budget for them separately.

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He spent extravagant sums for blockbuster articles by and about celebrities, and launched a circulation war against Life and Look.

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The major companies operating in these markets spend huge sums on marketing in order to promote their products globally.

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In mass transit, private bus companies spend considerable sums to influence legislatures, to get and keep their contracts.

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Yet to win the big audiences that would attract advertising, the companies had to spend large sums on attractive programmes.

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Minna had spent a considerable sum of money on me and I could not die a swindler.

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The field officer, after all, has the power to make a discharger spend a substantial sum of money.

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The Church argued that it was not worth spending such high sums on the building's repair.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a goodly number/sum/amount etc

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It seems fair to assume that she will attract the attention of a goodly number of our countrymen.

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Small Dave had spent a goodly amount of time impressing upon him the importance of finding a camel.

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The Thatcher Years have been splendid ones for a goodly number of golf members throughout this Royal and Ancient land of ours.

a tidy sum/profit

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In 1899, the mansion cost the tidy sum of $350,000.

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And, if my memory serves me right, you stand to rake in a tidy sum on that.

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Chief Auctioneer, Michael Welch, suggests that silver, brass or other trinkets could well fetch a tidy sum.

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Even allowing for what they would have lost on laundering the proceeds, there should have been a tidy sum.

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He has sold no less than five cars, each one at a tidy profit.

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Nevertheless that blip was long enough for some one to make a tidy profit.

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These represented a tidy sum, not a great fortune but enough for her to be comfortably off.

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Until now they have made a tidy profit from selling re-issued pop hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies.

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Would we be right in thinking, a tidy sum?

nominal sum/charge/fee etc

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A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.

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He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.

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Homes for the elderly were shut, and formerly nominal charges increased and extended.

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It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum, say £1.

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The local agents provide an extensive catalogue of programs available at a nominal charge.

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Those registered users of Word for Windows requiring the upgrade can obtain it from Microsoft for a nominal fee of £7.75inc.VAT.

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Traditionally, the people's singing has been delegated to a choir which is generally paid a nominal fee.

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Under the program, the government sold shares to citizens for a nominal fee to quickly transform state enterprises into private companies.

the sum assured

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If you are aged over 55, Family Assurance Society will reduce the sum assured by £20 for each year above 55.

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If you can not complete the declaration without qualification, the sum assured may also have to be reduced under your Bond.

the sum total

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In his eyes I amount to nothing, much, much less than the sum total of him.

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In the orthodox view the illness is considered to be the sum total of the symptoms and signs which it produces.

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Indeed, the whole is considered to constitute more than just the sum total of its parts.

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Is that the sum total of the charges against me?

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That was the sum total of my formal education for the craft.

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The built environment therefore equates to the sum total of all the assembled items which surround us, both natural and man-made.

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They create the illusion that they are the sum total of their own accomplishments.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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a lump-sum payment

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A purse containing a small sum of money was found at Guildhall Square on March 20.

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Apple has spent huge sums in its drive to penetrate new markets.

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He offered to purchase the estate for the sum of $80,000.

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Instead of paying him a regular pension, they gave him a lump sum when he retired.

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It'll be quicker if I use a calculator for these sums.

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My uncle left me a small sum of money when he died.

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She and the other workers received the princely sum of $14 for the evening's work.

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She left a small sum of money to her two granddaughters.

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She puts away small sums of money when she can afford to.

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Stars like Chaplin earned $2000 a week, which was an enormous sum in those days.

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The apartment cost over $25,000, which was an enormous sum in those days.

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The case was settled for an undisclosed sum last year.

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They are asking $40 for the new software, almost twice the sum it costs when bought via the Internet.

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We had to do some really hard sums today.

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You can receive your bonus in monthly instalments, or as a lump sum .

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A lump sum would be paid to a trade association or similar body.

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But when all had been settled, it seemed that Phil could expect a sum of only about six thousand pounds.

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If it is less than £1.05 a week, it will be paid as a lump sum once a year.

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Take your pension in lump sum rather than in monthly checks.

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This sum will be doubled up to £80,000, if both husband and wife die as a result of the same accident.

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This procedure applies to actions brought for the recovery of a sum , in either contract or tort, not exceeding £1000.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

up

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Reading the judge's summing up , they were obviously about to do so.

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But to sum up , he is beginning to feel that lawyers have contributed significantly to the disintegration of our country.

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She prefaces her book with an attempt to sum up the whole hideous story.

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That suggested strategy comes at a time when the Dole campaign is concerned about two words that sum up the campaign.

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To sum up , here are some of the benefits a Mercantile Credit Personal Loan offers.

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And there was a little argument between two security men about some detail of crowd positioning that seemed to sum up everything.

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To sum up , a translator can not always follow the thematic organization of the original.

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judge

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The judge has been summing up the case against Harper and the jury will consider the case against him tomorrow.

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The judge will sum up the evidence tomorrow before asking the jury to consider a verdict.

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seem

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And there was a little argument between two security men about some detail of crowd positioning that seemed to sum up everything.

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It's a work that must have seemed to sum up the traumas of the war years and their aftermath for you?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a goodly number/sum/amount etc

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It seems fair to assume that she will attract the attention of a goodly number of our countrymen.

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Small Dave had spent a goodly amount of time impressing upon him the importance of finding a camel.

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The Thatcher Years have been splendid ones for a goodly number of golf members throughout this Royal and Ancient land of ours.

a tidy sum/profit

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In 1899, the mansion cost the tidy sum of $350,000.

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And, if my memory serves me right, you stand to rake in a tidy sum on that.

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Chief Auctioneer, Michael Welch, suggests that silver, brass or other trinkets could well fetch a tidy sum.

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Even allowing for what they would have lost on laundering the proceeds, there should have been a tidy sum.

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He has sold no less than five cars, each one at a tidy profit.

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Nevertheless that blip was long enough for some one to make a tidy profit.

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These represented a tidy sum, not a great fortune but enough for her to be comfortably off.

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Until now they have made a tidy profit from selling re-issued pop hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies.

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Would we be right in thinking, a tidy sum?

nominal sum/charge/fee etc

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A red cotton T-shirt or running vest is available at a nominal charge of £1.00 together with sponsorship forms.

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He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.

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Homes for the elderly were shut, and formerly nominal charges increased and extended.

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It would save money simply to give the pits to the miners for a nominal sum, say £1.

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The local agents provide an extensive catalogue of programs available at a nominal charge.

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Those registered users of Word for Windows requiring the upgrade can obtain it from Microsoft for a nominal fee of £7.75inc.VAT.

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Traditionally, the people's singing has been delegated to a choir which is generally paid a nominal fee.

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Under the program, the government sold shares to citizens for a nominal fee to quickly transform state enterprises into private companies.

the sum total

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In his eyes I amount to nothing, much, much less than the sum total of him.

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In the orthodox view the illness is considered to be the sum total of the symptoms and signs which it produces.

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Indeed, the whole is considered to constitute more than just the sum total of its parts.

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Is that the sum total of the charges against me?

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That was the sum total of my formal education for the craft.

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The built environment therefore equates to the sum total of all the assembled items which surround us, both natural and man-made.

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They create the illusion that they are the sum total of their own accomplishments.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

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Ask the task orientated member to regularly sum up where the meeting has reached.

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It is possible to sum up the Pauline arguments in terms of two directives.

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Three words to sum up the feelings of the Hereford fans on Saturday.