Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of amount.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sam stood in the doorway; his expression amounted to one big disapproving frown.

    Fat Chance

  • Sam stood in the doorway; his expression amounted to one big disapproving frown.

    Fat Chance

  • Sam stood in the doorway; his expression amounted to one big disapproving frown.

    Fat Chance

  • Palin's careless use of the term amounted to trivializing the historical tragedy of the

    NY Daily News

  • He complained after a reporter described him in an article as a "double espresso of a politician," suggesting that the term amounted to an anti-Italian slur.

    NYT > Global Home

  • -- and that was about all that a title amounted to anyway.

    The Prince of Graustark

  • When Michel kept repeating what in French amounted to "banana pants" slip, a masculine noun, means "underwear" I got the clue that he was only pulling the waitress's leg.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • When Michel kept repeating what in French amounted to "banana pants" slip, a masculine noun, means "underwear" I got the clue that he was only pulling the waitress's leg.

    jeu de mots - French Word-A-Day

  • Philosophical literature in English amounted to a few monographs and a single collection of papers devoted solely, or largely, to questions to do with terrorism.

    Terrorism

  • Abul Gheit at the time said the call amounted to "unacceptable interference" in Egyptian affairs.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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