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

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  • Check the reasonableness of your math solution by estimating the answer before solving the problem.
  • Heathcliff — Mr. Heathcliff I should say in future — used the liberty of visiting at Thrushcross Grange cautiously, at first: he seemed estimating how far its owner would bear his intrusion.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • For example, the Ministry of Plenty's forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at 145 million pairs.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "I cannot pretend to be sorry," said Wickham, after a short interruption, "that he or that any man should not be estimated beyond their deserts; but with him I believe it does not often happen.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • One whaleman has estimated it at the weight of twenty line-of-battle ships, with all their guns, and stores, and men on board.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • You know what he thinks of Cowper and Scott; you are certain of his estimating their beauties as he ought, and you have received every assurance of his admiring Pope no more than is proper.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But Rosamond had registered every look and word, and estimated them as the opening incidents of a preconceived romance—incidents which gather value from the foreseen development and climax.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • In that and them the heft of the heaviest—in that and them far more than you estimated, (and far less also,) In them realities for you and me, in them poems for you and me, In them, not yourself-you and your soul enclose all things, regardless of estimation, In them the development good—in them all themes, hints, possibilities.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass

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  • That without any affectation of disparaging such professional distinction as I may have attained (which our friend Mr. Carstone will have many opportunities of estimating), I am not so weak—no, really," said Mr. Badger to us generally, "so unreasonable—as to put my reputation on the same footing with such first-rate men as Captain Swosser and Professor Dingo.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Whenever she was particularly discomposed, she always performed one of these pedestrian feats; and the amount of her discomposure might always be estimated by the duration of her walk.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • They would be estimated very differently by others as well as myself; Mr. Martin may be the richest of the two, but he is undoubtedly her inferior as to rank in society.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Their value to Bathsheba, and indeed to anybody, Oak mentally estimated by the following simple calculation:— 5 x 30 = 150 quarters = 500 L. 3 x 40 = 120 quarters = 250 L. —— Total … 750 L. Seven hundred and fifty pounds in the divinest form that money can wear—that of necessary food for man and beast: should the risk be run of deteriorating this bulk of corn to less than half its value, because of the instability of a woman?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • He drew up a placard, offering Twenty Pounds reward for the apprehension of Stephen Blackpool, suspected of complicity in the robbery of Coketown Bank on such a night; he described the said Stephen Blackpool by dress, complexion, estimated height, and manner, as minutely as he could; he recited how he had left the town, and in what direction he had been last seen going; he had the whole printed in great black letters on a staring broadsheet; and he caused the walls to be posted with it…
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Afterwards I took it back when it was borne in upon me startlingly with what extreme nicety he had estimated the time requisite for the 'affair.'
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • I could not preach but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • …of one single man directed to their aid; how, in seeking, not a luxurious and splendid life, but the bare means of a most wretched and inadequate subsistence, there were women and children in that one town, divided into classes, numbered and estimated as regularly as the noble families and folks of great degree, and reared from infancy to drive most criminal and dreadful trades; how ignorance was punished and never taught; how jail-doors gaped, and gallows loomed, for thousands urged…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • As sudden shiftings of the scene, and rapid changes of time and place, are not only sanctioned in books by long usage, but are by many considered as the great art of authorship: an author's skill in his craft being, by such critics, chiefly estimated with relation to the dilemmas in which he leaves his characters at the end of every chapter: this brief introduction to the present one may perhaps be deemed unnecessary.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • It was estimated at fifty thousand francs.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • For a time that scared me; but any concession would have shortened our chance of escape beyond estimating.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He had passed his life in estimating people (it was part of the medical trade), and in nineteen cases out of twenty he was right.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Martin estimated that Pickerbaugh must have used half his time in being inspirational and eloquent.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • School and other education constantly proceed upon false principles, and show a clumsy apparatus pointed at a false mark; but your apparatus is simple, and the mark a true one; and while parents and young persons are left destitute of other just means of estimating and becoming prepared for a reasonable course in life, your discovery that the thing is in many a man's private power, will be invaluable!
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • And there were not so many dead for him to bury any more, Colonel Korn pointed out, since opposition from German fighter planes had virtually ceased and since close to ninety per cent of what fatalities there still were, he estimated, perished behind the enemy lines or disappeared inside the clouds, where the chaplain had nothing to do with disposing of the remains.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She quickly estimated the permutations.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The chief had estimated correctly.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • still had some unaccounted-for thousand-guilder bills, which they used to pay their estimated taxes for the coming years, so everything seems to be aboveboard.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • She estimated that this pleasure room used water enough to support a thousand persons on Arrakis—possibly more.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And here is what the computer estimated Ender would do.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • There was more cotton in the fields than she or Pork had estimated, probably four bales, and soon the cabins would be full.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Harry estimated that their owners were fewer than twenty feet away, but the cascading river made it impossible to tell for sure.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
  • Its spiritual force, however, may be partially estimated by the fact of her having found a place for herself, amid circumstances so stern as those which surrounded the mistress of the house; and also by the effect which she produced on a character of so much more mass than her own.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • She was wholly unconscious (she later estimated) for about three hours.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • If cots were brought in and the hall was used as a dormitory, Mrs. Clutter estimated, the house could accommodate twenty guests during the Thanksgiving holidays; the others would have to lodge at motels or with neighbors.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • My intelligent friend, Peter, had rightly estimated the character of the man to whose honor he had intrusted us.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The next morning, Tuesday, Fischer considered calling for a helicopter to evacuate Ngawang from Base Camp to Kathmandu at an estimated cost of five to ten thousand dollars.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • When she had thoroughly estimated him at this, she would move on and wait for him before a Lely or Reynolds.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • By a quick count, he estimated there were fifty or sixty goats.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • C H A PT E R 7 5 On the day when I estimated it was Mother's birthday, I sang "Happy Birthday" to her out loud.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The last time that they had helped her calculate her age, during the time of the banana company, she had estimated it as between one hundred fifteen and one hundred twenty-two.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • This was rather a coarse mode of estimating Silas's relation to Eppie; but we must remember that many of the impressions which Godfrey was likely to gather concerning the labouring people around him would favour the idea that deep affections can hardly go along with callous palms and scant means; and he had not had the opportunity, even if he had had the power, of entering intimately into all that was exceptional in the weaver's experience.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • She looked at Nicole in a new way, estimating her attractions.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • All these industries were gathered into buildings near by, connected by galleries and railroads with the main establishment; and it was estimated that they had handled nearly a quarter of a billion of animals since the founding of the plant by the elder Durham a generation and more ago.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • This sum has been estimated at six or seven hundred thousand francs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The boy estimated that, if he worked for six more months, he could return to Spain and buy sixty sheep, and yet another sixty.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Estimated gross worth, three billion, eight hundred million.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Ingestion estimated at five hours before death.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Five-ten, he estimated, and most of it leg.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • He had never till now estimated the artistic excellence of Tess's limbs and features.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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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
  • 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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  • The high estimation then placed upon the military character might be seen in the lofty port of each individual member of the company.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • It was the most astonishing speech I ever heard—and I'm bound to say Tom Sawyer fell considerable in my estimation.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • But THAT was certainly very coolly done by him, and every one knows that in most people's estimation, to do anything coolly is to do it genteelly.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In Mrs. Dashwood's estimation he was as faultless as in Marianne's; and Elinor saw nothing to censure in him but a propensity, in which he strongly resembled and peculiarly delighted her sister, of saying too much what he thought on every occasion, without attention to persons or circumstances.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Do they hold the same estimation they did when I was in the city?
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • We lost a jewel of her; and our esteem Was made much poorer by it: but your son, As mad in folly, lack'd the sense to know Her estimation home.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • If by strong hand you offer to break in, Now in the stirring passage of the day, A vulgar comment will be made of it; And that supposed by the common rout Against your yet ungalled estimation That may with foul intrusion enter in, And dwell upon your grave when you are dead: For slander lives upon succession, For ever hous'd where it gets possession.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors

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  • I speak not this in estimation, As what I think might be, but what I know Is ruminated, plotted, and set down, And only stays but to behold the face Of that occasion that shall bring it on.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • He cannot plead his estimation with you; he hath been a bawd.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • 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.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Go you to the prince your brother; spare not to tell him, that he hath wronged his honour in marrying the renowned Claudio,—whose estimation do you mightily hold up,—to a contaminated stale, such a one as Hero.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • …young affects In me defunct,—and proper satisfaction; But to be free and bounteous to her mind: And heaven defend your good souls, that you think I will your serious and great business scant For she is with me: no, when light-wing'd toys Of feather'd Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and offic'd instruments, That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Let housewives make a skillet of my helm, And all indign and base adversities Make head against my estimation!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Ay, my good lord, I know the gentleman To be of worth and worthy estimation, And not without desert so well reputed.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Every day I discover merits in you that oblige and compel me to hold you in higher estimation; so if you desire to relieve me of this obligation without cost to my honour, you may easily do so.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • That he is right in his estimation I am absolutely persuaded.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • The cool and judicious Joshua Rigg had not allowed his parent to perceive that Stone Court was anything less than the chief good in his estimation, and he had certainly wished to call it his own.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There have been so many attacks made on the volunteers, and a man like you raises them in public estimation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • In that and them the heft of the heaviest—in that and them far more than you estimated, (and far less also,) In them realities for you and me, in them poems for you and me, In them, not yourself-you and your soul enclose all things, regardless of estimation, In them the development good—in them all themes, hints, possibilities.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • He is ceremonious, stately, most polite on every occasion to my Lady, and holds her personal attractions in the highest estimation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Uriah, with his long hands slowly twining over one another, made a ghastly writhe from the waist upwards, to express his concurrence in this estimation of me.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "He and I should differ very little in our estimation of the two," interrupted she, with a sort of serious smile—"much less, perhaps, than he is aware of, if we could enter without ceremony or reserve on the subject."
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He really liked Sissy too well to have a contempt for her; otherwise he held her calculating powers in such very slight estimation that he must have fallen upon that conclusion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Everingham, as it used to be, was perfect in my estimation: such a happy fall of ground, and such timber!
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The next moment, he was angry with himself for entertaining such thoughts, arguing that nothing but goodness could dwell in such a temple, and that the behaviour of the brothers sufficiently showed the estimation in which they held her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The general listened with assenting gratitude; and it seemed as if his own estimation of Northanger had waited unfixed till that hour.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • There he had seen everything to exalt in his estimation the woman he had lost; and there begun to deplore the pride, the folly, the madness of resentment, which had kept him from trying to regain her when thrown in his way.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • The very circumstances which inflict on you, as a principal in the tragic scene enacted here, such painful emotions, are to me, on the contrary, a source of something like contentment, and serve but to enhance the value of this dwelling in my estimation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The next day, came the news that the murder had been overlooked, that the guilt of Hyde was patent to the world, and that the victim was a man high in public estimation.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • This image could not fail to recommend itself to Morris Townsend, and he continued to give proof of the high estimation in which he held her.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "Are you saying," he asked slowly, "that I rose in your estimation when you found that I wanted you?"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • That was fair of Francois, he decided, and the half-breed began his rise in Buck's estimation.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Dussel is slipping lower and lower in my estimation, and he's already below zero.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Slender, a pale young seafarer with an elongated face of slightly dour saintliness, he stood with an arm around the waist of the girl he had married and, in Mrs. Johnson's estimation, ought not to have, for they had nothing in common-the serious Jimmy and this teen-age San Diego fleet-follower whose glass beads reflected a now long-faded sun.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I was lowered in my own estimation, and had resolved to bear his abuse in silence.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She has despised me—repulsed me—reviled me—And wherefore should I offer up for her whatever of estimation I have in the opinion of others?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Had Hawkeye been aware of the low estimation in which the skillful Uncas held his representations, he would probably have prolonged the entertainment a little in pique.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • My estimation of captains and ship chandlers wavered.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • You know the terms on which I and my mother are, and may not be surprised that I have preserved our distant relations at her house, lest I should unintentionally make her jealous, or resentful, or do you any injury in her estimation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Amy rose daily in the estimation of her friend, but he sank in hers, and each felt the truth before a word was spoken.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • They talked about their future fortune, of the improvements to be made in their house; he saw people's estimation of him growing, his comforts increasing, his wife always loving him; and she was happy to refresh herself with a new sentiment, healthier, better, to feel at last some tenderness for this poor fellow who adored her.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Perhaps it lowered me in his estimation.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Wildeve had been brooding ever since they started on the mean estimation in which he was held by his wife's friends; and it cut his heart severely.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • If, when she reached her destination he did not alight and attend her baggage for her, it was because, in his own estimation, he had signally failed.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • In her estimation of it, their sex life had been at the heart of their marriage.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Now, the effect of that remark about Swann had been, not to raise him in my great-aunt's estimation, but to lower Mme. de Villeparisis.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • Johnnie responded with alacrity, not aware of having either risen or fallen in her companion's estimation.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
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as in: I'm looking at 3 estimates Define
a written description of work with the expected amount it will cost
  • I want a written estimate before I approve the repair.
  • I asked her to give me a firm price, but she would only give me an estimate.
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  • '- Which will be kept down to my estimate,' said his sister.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • With this just estimate of himself—and with the promise of a discount on Thompson's car—he returned to his office in triumph.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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  • The beautiful legs, slanting down from the chair's arm in the center of his vision, annoyed him; they spoiled the rest of his estimate.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The crowd was there, thought Peter Keating, to see him graduate, and he tried to estimate the capacity of the hall.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Inside estimates put the raw value of Vatican City at 48.5 billion dollars.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The blast radius, I can only estimate.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • From food processing and other evidence, Idaho estimates the cave complex he visited consisted of some ten thousand people, all told.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • What's the firm estimate on basic equipment?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Rufus is a man of action and, having fought Dark wizards for most of his working life, does not under-estimate Lord Voldemort.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
  • He is a soldier, and knows how to estimate the chances of the woods.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans

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  • The nearest estimate I can give makes me now between twenty-seven and twenty-eight years of age.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • She conceived a true estimate of Drouet.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Into it he drops a sum of money—a dollar, or perhaps five dollars, according to his power, and his estimate of the value of the privilege.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Parbleu, I wanted to estimate the chances of a stranger being noticed entering the shop opposite.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • I estimate this table can accommodate roughly seventy or eighty dinner guests.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • He estimates perhaps one hundred thousand men.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • This made a difference in the young man's estimate of the position.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • 71+ beside produce consumed and on hand at the time this estimate was made of the value of $4.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • According to our best estimates, three hundred million Americans will be infected by the virus within two weeks.
    Ted Dekker  --  The Circle Trilogy - Book 2
  • Our best estimates are that the first catastrophic symptoms of the Raison Strain could manifest in as few as five days, correct?
    Ted Dekker  --  The Circle Trilogy - Book 3
  • Best estimate, forty-eight hours from the onset of symptoms.
    Ted Dekker  --  The Circle Trilogy - Book 3
  • Many people make somewhat similar estimates, and are surprised to learn that only five intermediaries will — on average — suffice.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • "We estimate the odds are quite a bit higher in our favor," she admitted grudgingly.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I thank you, my friend, for your all too-flattering estimate, but yet I fear that I am but a little way on the road I would travel.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • One estimate is that a fifth of all English verbs began life as nouns.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • A quick estimate said she had maybe a few minutes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • The span I would estimate as eight or nine feet across.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The unstable estimates of men crowd to him whose mind is filled with a truth, as the heaped waves of the Atlantic follow the moon.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • After K2, he had discussed his plans with Changazi, who had helped him estimate a budget for the building materials.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • (Some estimates are much higher.) Source: University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • He knew he would be giving many estimates in the coming weeks.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • "The first tree is forty meters…" Alessandro stepped back to re-estimate.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Duane's estimate of outlaws had lacked this quality.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Hare's judgment of height had such frequent cause for correction that he gave up trying to estimate the altitude.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • He appeared not to hear that or to note it; he was eying her up and down; and he moved closer, perhaps to estimate her height compared to his own.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • But I do not accept his estimate.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Here is the estimate made by the Daily Telegraph: From London to Suez via Mont Cenis and Brindisi, by rail and steamboats ….
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • As an estimate, he completed ninety sets, till at last, he stood on the corner of Himmel Street.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Yes," he said gaily, "in less than two minutes I would estimate."
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The more I know about the fetus, the better I can estimate what it will be capable of.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It was the closest thing to a range estimate Jones could come up with.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • As the afternoon wore on, the bulletins multiplied and a vast radio audience built: as many as eighty million listeners by one estimate.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He had both height and reach on poor Nails, and, I estimate, was about five years younger.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He established himself in some rooms selected for him by Tom Tristram, in accordance with the latter's estimate of what he called his social position.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • tens: Would you care to estimate?
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • The estimates were not usually wrong by more than a few hundred yards.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • My estimate at that time was seventy-five, sir.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Memorized our estimates of American settlements in the Red Reserve.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • I estimate the lead time on the hoverplanes and let my arrow fly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The best estimate is that a little Indian girl dies from discrimination every four minutes.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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