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  • The crowd was there, thought Peter Keating, to see him graduate, and he tried to estimate the capacity of the hall.
  • The estimates set by collectors and the matter of great signatures were of no concern to him.

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  • At the present estimate, my personal fortune amounts to forty million dollars.
  • But he felt a tremendous respect for Ellsworth Toohey, because Toohey represented the exact opposite of his own life; Toohey had no concern whatever for worldly wealth; by the mere fact of this contrast, he considered Toohey the personification of virtue; what this estimate implied in regard to his own life never quite occurred to him.

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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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