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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
  • I could not preach but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
  • I knew she was very fond of you; but yet I was afraid of her not estimating your worth to her brother quite as it deserved, and of her regretting that he had not rather fixed on some woman of distinction or fortune.

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  • What do you estimate this will cost?
  • Can you estimate the cost?

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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
  • Everingham, as it used to be, was perfect in my estimation: such a happy fall of ground, and such timber!
  • You are not sensible of the gain, for your regard for him has blinded you; but, in my estimation, your marrying early may be the saving of you.

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  • It does him the highest honour; it shews his proper estimation of the blessing of domestic happiness and pure attachment.
  • Fanny would certainly believe him so at least, and must find that her estimation of him was higher than ever when he appeared as the attendant, supporter, cheerer of a suffering brother.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • He might not have sense enough himself to estimate your kindness, but I may venture to say that it had honour from all the rest of the party.
  • It would not be fair to inquire into a young lady's exact estimate of her own perfections.

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  • You should come to London to know how to estimate your conquest.
  • He certainly wished her to go willingly, but he as certainly wished her to be heartily sick of home before her visit ended; and that a little abstinence from the elegancies and luxuries of Mansfield Park would bring her mind into a sober state, and incline her to a juster estimate of the value of that home of greater permanence, and equal comfort, of which she had the offer.
  • …still lived together; for Mary, though perfectly resolved against ever attaching herself to a younger brother again, was long in finding among the dashing representatives, or idle heir-apparents, who were at the command of her beauty, and her 20,000, any one who could satisfy the better taste she had acquired at Mansfield, whose character and manners could authorise a hope of the domestic happiness she had there learned to estimate, or put Edmund Bertram sufficiently out of her head.

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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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