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  • n. Plural form of reckoning.


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  • The unknown quantity in my reckonings was the time it would take Clubfoot to send out a warning all over Germany to detain Julius Zimmermann, waiter and deserter, wherever and whenever apprehended.

    The Man with the Clubfoot

  • The office was no sinecure either, for he had to write up all the records with his own hand; and when he had done his "reckonings" at the custom-house, he returned with delight to his favourite studies at home -- poring over his books until his eyes were "dazed" and dull.


  • It is becoming clearer and clearer that the vast majority of “jobs saved” were in government, and in effect the stimulus merely had the effect of bailing out state governments that were able to use stimulus money to put off their budget reckonings.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Bernie Madoff Counts the Stimulus

  • By a couple of different reckonings, the game is losing one million golfers a year, net.

    The Battle for the Soul of the Game

  • By some reckonings, Christine O'Donnell had a bit of a rocky time at her Delaware Senate debate with Dem Chris Coons last night.

    Sarah Palin advisers prepped Christine O'Donnell for debate

  • It is, by some reckonings, a liberal oasis in an increasingly conservative desert.

    Richard Bangs: Bahrain: Once Was Paradise

  • Ressentiment warps his reckonings with his hardships and opportunities.

    Jim Sleeper: Behind The Snarking About OWS

  • The ending is a series of dramatic reckonings, staged with the speed and precision of toppling dominoes.

    The Comic-Grotesque Goes North

  • The dazzling display of mystical symbolism was a bit too much for the earthbound press to appreciate, who, at one point panned Wood's elaborate reckonings of his numerical iconographies, wondering amid all these tribes, apostles and angels, what was actually going to hold the building up.

    W. Halsey Wood's Jerusalem the Golden

  • Putting Europe's relations with China on a sound footing requires that Europe develop a plan that does more than put off fiscal reckonings, a point that Premier Wen and others have made repeatedly.

    Europe Doesn't Need China's Money


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