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To reckon with

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To reckon with to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively.
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Quotations

  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund%20Freud
    “We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction.”

Usage

In literature:

If you could put up the stock to start with, I reckon you'd soon make good.
"The Lure of the North" by Harold Bindloss
And then the heart of a woman, which is like quicksilver, to reckon with.
"Katrine" by Elinor Macartney Lane
Art thou, then, minded to cast up a reckoning with Fortune?
"The Consolation of Philosophy" by Boethius
We must settle our reckoning with him to-night.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
Impossible not to reckon with that smile, as startling as it was seductive!
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
And there's that blustering blackguard, John Grimbal, to reckon with.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
With sharper eyes the Italian women saw that her real reckoning lay with my husband, but they seemed to think no worse of her for that.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
Any louts who attempted tricks would have him, William Dale, to reckon with.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
But the others are to be reckoned with.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
With him he spent a couple more days, and then, with an effort he was never to forget, prepared himself for the reckoning.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
Oi reckon we got to go through with it.
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
There are river pirates and savage races to be reckoned with.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
It is clear that to reckon with him was a necessity.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
I reckon ef yer pa wuz to nab me ut'd go hard with me.
"A Reversible Santa Claus" by Meredith Nicholson
He saw that Alvarez was not an ordinary man, that he was one with whom the people for whom he cared would have to reckon.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I kinder reckon the season has considerable to do with their actin'.
"The Outdoor Chums After Big Game" by Captain Quincy Allen
There was his father, too, to reckon with.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Each inland frontier has to reckon with a different neighbor and its undiluted influence.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
Agnosticism and Socialism are the two great forces to be reckoned with in the immediate future.
"The Young Priest's Keepsake" by Michael Phelan
From 1887 on there had been no doubt that in the event of war with France we should have to reckon also with Russia.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
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In poetry:

I'm home plenty early, I reckon—
It's too soon to start cookin' grub,
So before I begin with my bakin'
I'll take me a bath in that tub.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon
RAMON: Hast thou not also sinn'd,
Who hast made merry with me, — given thy power
To me, and when the hour of reckoning comes
Puttest me by?
"The King's Grief" by Cicely Fox Smith
I was very well pleased with what I knowed,
I reckoned myself no fool —
Till I met with a maid on the Brookland Road,
That turned me back to school.
"Brookland Road" by Rudyard Kipling
Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
"Moment" by Daniel Webster Moody
And here we are! I reckon we're both free:
No wonder that you stand like that and look
So solemn and wise. What's wrong with me?
I'm talking wild, to-day, So long, Chinook!
"So Long, Chinook!" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Here,—say they,—terrors on the bad alight,
And joys to greet the virtuous spring.
The bosom's windings thou'lt expose to sight,
Riddle of Providence wilt solve aright,
And reckon with the suffering!
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Baby-faced Ryan a force to be reckoned with.
Carano an action star to be reckoned with in Haywire .
Though kicked out of parliament, the army is still a force to be reckoned with.
The Pella High boys cross country team proved they will be a force to reckon with again this fall, sweeping Saturday's season-opening meet at Cedar Rapids Prairie.
Kerry Bentivolio is now a name to reckon with in Michigan's 11th Congressional District.
Style Jewelry to reckon with.
Telling the stories of 'Women to Reckon With.
Style Jewelry to reckon with .
Telling the stories of 'Women to Reckon With .
A Force to Reckon With The Nation.
Terps' Shaquille Cleare becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Rob Ninkovich is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to forcing fumbles.
At Age 42, Mbarak Hussein Is Still A Force To Be Reckoned With.
Sandy is still is a force to be reckoned with.
Well, they proved now they are a force to be reckoned with.
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In science:

However, in defining the bicomplex derivative we have to reckon with the fact that the bicomplex numbers do not form a field in the ordinary sense due to the lack of inverses of the singular numbers.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
Rapid industrialization and economic growth has made India a force to reckon with in the world of technology. India has also made remarkable progress in engineering and technical education since independence.
Approaches to Curriculum and Teaching Materials to Bring Out Better Skilled Software Engineers-An Indian Perspective
Focussing on condensed forms, we are assured that there are no cycles in the graph, and hence no infinite chains to reckon with.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Combine this idea with the curious notion that children are in school not just to learn to reckon, but to do “Math”, and you get a movement like “New Math” according to which children are taught sets before they get to counting.
Set-Theoretic Preliminaries for Computer Scientists
Instead, we focus on describing briefly our concept to deal with the wheels as actuators and the associated dead reckoning to track the current position easily with very limited hardwares and mostly relying on software based systems.
An Integrated Software-based Solution for Modular and Self-independent Networked Robot
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