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estimate
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The Merchant of Venice
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as in: a cost estimate of $100 Define
a rough calculation or guess (based on incomplete information) of a value, quantity, or extent of something
  • If thou be'st rated by thy estimation, Thou dost deserve enough, and yet enough May not extend so far as to the lady; And yet to be afeard of my deserving Were but a weak disabling of myself.
  • I beseech you let his lack of years be no impediment to let him lack a reverend estimation, for I never knew so young a body with so old a head.

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  • Shed thou no blood; nor cut thou less nor more, But just a pound of flesh: if thou tak'st more, Or less, than a just pound, be it but so much As makes it light or heavy in the substance, Or the division of the twentieth part Of one poor scruple; nay, if the scale do turn But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest, and all thy goods are confiscate.

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  • What is the estimate to repair the car?
  • I hope her estimate of less than $100 is good because I only have $100.

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as in: to estimate Define
to roughly calculate or guess (based on incomplete information) a value, quantity, or extent of something
as in: a cost estimate of $100 Define
a rough calculation or guess (based on incomplete information) of a value, quantity, or extent of something
as in: I'm looking at 3 estimates Define
a written description of work with the expected amount it will cost
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