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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Summing-up a recapitulation or review of the leading points, a judge's summary survey of the evidence given to a jury before it withdraws to consider its verdict
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.”
  • Karl Marx
    “The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
  • A. Lou Vickery
    A. Lou Vickery
    “Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.”
  • Richard Cecil
    Richard Cecil
    “The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.”
  • Margaret Mead
    “I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.”
  • Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. summasummus, supremus, highest, superl. of superus, on high—super, above.


In literature:

The defendant objected to Cooper's summing up the case, and this objection the court sustained.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
As the days passed, she began to wonder whether Miss Morrison had been quite correct in her summing up of Mr. Andrew Bush.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Now to sum up this long chapter.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
He was the very judge who summed up so strongly against the poor woman.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
Sum times she would lock us up in a dark closet en bring our food ter us.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The whole of the Chopin genius is summed up in his early works, which he took with him on his visit to Vienna.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
It sums up his modern world and the religion and the arts of his modern world.
"The Voice of the Machines" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Summing up our outcome so far, we find that general psychology has reached three great principles in its investigation of knowledge.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
Let us sum up this government!
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
Dilly summed up the situation.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
Though written at a later period, they sum up the lesson he has imbibed from his experience at this time.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
The whole truth of life may be summed up in a few words.
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Lamb forgets himself when brooding over an old author or summing up the 'old familiar faces.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
I can sum up all your objections before you utter them.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
However, he restrained himself so far as to remember to sum up.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
The financial aspect of compulsory service may be summed up in a few words.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The first two summed up in themselves certain art forms which others had originated.
"How to Appreciate Music" by Gustav Kobbé
It is only a person that can see the past summed up or the future contained in the present.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
Inwardly he was summing up the possibility of a client.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
I will merely sum up the result of those which led to some result.
"The Golden Triangle" by Maurice Leblanc

In poetry:

I will not let thee go.
Ends all our month-long love in this?
Can it be summed up so,
Quit in a single kiss?
I will not let thee go.
"I Will Not Let Thee Go" by Robert Seymour Bridges
Then I waken up from my dreams at this,
As if a voice had said,
"Now what is the sum of human bliss
When that which had life is dead?"
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson
The miser must make up his plum,
And dares not touch the hoarded sum;
The sickly dotard wants a wife
To draw off his last dregs of life.
"The Ladle. A Tale" by Matthew Prior
But the Judge said he never had summed up before;
So the Snark undertook it instead,
And summed it so well that it came to far more
Than the Witnesses ever had said!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Second Sailor. And I had thought to make
A good round Sum upon this cruise, and turn—
For I am getting on in life—to something
That has less ups and downs than robbery.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
Your glorious land of men and gold you drain—
And seas of blood and festering hills of slain.
Bankrupt and beggar'd: in your every state
These are your gains, you'll sum them up too late.
"Civil War In America--Expostulation" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Walt Whitman, the most American of poets, aimed at summing up an entire nation in his Leaves of Grass.
Mayor Villaraigosa wants to find a writer -- as the city's first poet laureate -- to sum up Los Angeles.
"Beautiful," she said summing up the emotional moment when she beat the 1 in 312,000 odds on the $5 Muscle Car MoneyTM instant game.
Experts Sum Up The New Value Equation at 2009 IFT Show.
This Should Sum Up "A New Hope".
A new survey asked Americans if there was one movie quote that could sum up their life philosophy, what would it be.
Sum Up 2010 in Six Words Contest.
Americans sum up presidential debate before it happens.
Summing up Christie's keynote speech.
This Four-Year-Old Sums Up How a Nation Feels About The Election.
AP Photo/Gene J PuskarWandy Rodriguez sums up the way the Pirates season wrapped up.
That pretty much sums up this picture.
If there's one word that seems to sum up citrus' taste.
A lot has happened in Asia while the United States was off fighting its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and most of it can be summed up in one word.
Not a lot of sun, but still comfortable sums up today and tomorrow.

In science:

X –ray properties We obtain realistic X –ray luminosities and spectroscopic temperatures for each simulated halo by sorting the gas particles inside r500, the radius that encloses a mean density 500 times the critical density today, into temperature bins and summing up the emission measure for each bin.
Simulations of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters and groups: impact on gas fractions and the Lx-T scaling relation
Summing up, nondeterminism (the non-invertibility of the process) here becomes a fundamental feature of quantum computation.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
To prove (4.88) we break the sum up into two parts depending on whether Mi is “small” or “large”.
Limiting distributions and large deviations for random walks in random environments
Writing (51) as a Riemann sum, letting N → ∞, and summing up for all ̟ ∈ N C (m), we can obtain (11).
Asymptotic Eigenvalue Moments of Wishart-Type Random Matrix Without Ergodicity in One Channel Realization
The partition C divides R into subsets such that the tuples within each subset are exclusive and therefore their probabilities sum up to at most 1.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Moreover, the probabilities of all possible states of an entity sum up to at most 1.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Summing up, the algebra underlying the first choice is ordinary Fourier transform with q ′, whereas the second and third choices require the use of q -Fourier transform with q, satisfying q ′ = 2 − q [31, 33].
On the way towards a generalized entropy maximization procedure
However, along b, there is a complete cancellation in the displacements, consistent with the 21 symmetry, with the ionic P summing up to zero.
Magnetically induced electronic ferroelectricity in half-doped manganites
We can now sum up the above discussion by saying that there is a natural isomorphism of the group G = Aut(T ) of automorphisms of the tree T = T (X ) and of the generalized permutation group Sym(X ; G).
Self-similarity and random walks
To sum up, (180) is valid, and hence the lemma.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Finally, we obtain Inequality (27) summing up this inequalities over (s, u) ∈ Ek and k ≥ 0.
A Bernstein-type inequality for suprema of random processes with an application to statistics
Exchange-strictive effects due to the symmetric Heisenberg term result in ionic displacements which cooperate with the purely electronic polarization, summing up to the appreciable value of 6 µC/cm2 .
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
To sum up, on these backgrounds the Hamilton-Jacobi equations (H-J) for a classical charged particle can be easily reduced to quadrature by means of variables separation.
Pair-production of charged Dirac particles on charged Nariai and ultracold black hole manifolds
G (n, p) every extension of the 2-core H to the component C1, using trees whose sizes sum up to N, has the same probability.
Anatomy of a young giant component in the random graph
Summing up, as far as canonical representation is concerned, comtraces behave quite nicely.
Modelling Concurrency with Comtraces and Generalized Comtraces