from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A summary, often including an assessment.


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  • The points made are powerful, and are a good summing-up of the disturbing features and consequences of the government's arbitrary and illegal actions. posted by Dr. Dawg at 12: 07 PM

    Archive 2009-05-01 2009

  • This gracefully written summing-up celebrates the triumph of democracy over an Orwellian totalitarianism that had been touted as the wave of the future.

    Uncontainable Alonzo L. Hamby 2011

  • Few writers can resist the lure of closure — some form of summing-up or leave-taking.

    Cut This Story! 2010

  • We may never know whether money has actually changed hands but the retrial ended abruptly yesterday, when the judge – reportedly without bothering to hear a summing-up from defence lawyers – sentenced Moustafa to 15 years, and the hitman to life.

    The heavy price of blogging in Iran Brian Whitaker 2010

  • As in his summing-up of Michael Winner, directing him in The Wicked Lady, as 'a mad nut … a restless maniac mixture of George Cukor, Harpo Marx and Lionel Bart'.

    Hugh Muir's diary 2011

  • In what promises to be a surreal summing-up of his years in office, Berlusconi's trial for paying a Moroccan dancer, Karima "Ruby" El Mahroug, for sex when she was under 18 resumes on Wednesday, followed by three more hearings in December that promise a parade of showgirls who will give evidence about the bunga-bunga parties at Berlusconi's Milan mansion.

    Berlusconi faces month of trials as courts seize on end of immunity 2011

  • Few writers can resist the lure of closure — some form of summing-up or leave-taking.

    Cut This Story! 2010

  • Make Blogathon summing-up post, finish tidying (although Adam and Mark did a great job there), pack the BPAL that I never got around to packing last week because of arrghdrama, photograph BPAL for eBay, hopefully get eBay auctions up.

    Monday! fjm 2009

  • In his summing-up, he instructed the jury that "you may well think that hell on earth would not be an understatement of what the Gazans suffered in that time."

    Lynch-Mob Justice 2010

  • As for Cicero, he was being kept in reserve for the final day of the trial, when he was due to make the summing-up to the jury.



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