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She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
  to name items individually (as though making a list); or to count
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  • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
  • From memory, she can enumerate each classmate along with a distinguishing feature or two.
  • There is not enough time to enumerate all of her accomplishments.
  • The various reasons we have just enumerated lead us to believe that the new radioactive substance contains a new element to which we propose to give the name of RADIUM.
    Marie Curie

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  • Asked how the financial crisis is affecting them, they enumerate a long list: the clothing they can no longer buy, the vacations they can no longer take...
    Time Magazine, 2009  --  http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1909486,00.html(retrieved 09/16/09)
  • I might offer many excuses that some would admit to be valid, but I will not attempt to enumerate them
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • He told himself the trouble and the pain she had caused him, he enumerated her glaring deficiencies as a wife.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Mae began to enumerate the permutations she’d tried, when he interrupted.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • My brother asks if there are any poisonous snakes in India, and Mr. Banerji, now much more at ease, begins to enumerate them.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It was a required course—easy even by the desultory standards of our school — but trying to get Boris to understand about the Bill of Rights, and the enumerated versus implied powers of the U.S. Congress, reminded me of the time I’d tried to explain to Mrs. Barbour what an Internet server was.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Roger Chillingworth possessed all, or most, of the attributes above enumerated.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Their cruelty and excesses have also been well documented, and once again I see little reason to enumerate them for you, Mr. Markos.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • There was no need to enumerate them separately, since they were all equally culpable, and, in principle, all punishable by death.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It is impossible to describe what Morrel suffered during this enumeration.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was an animating subject, and Mrs. Bennet seemed incapable of fatigue while enumerating the advantages of the match.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • It would take a dozen pages to enumerate all the reproaches the historians address to him, based on their knowledge of what is good for humanity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I enumerated these points to my two colleagues.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Spare us the enumeration!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I shall enumerate them by their fore-castle appellations; for possibly such a list may be valuable to future investigators, who may complete what I have here but begun.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He enumerated the warriors of the party; their several merits; their frequent services to the nation; their wounds, and the number of the scalps they had taken.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I will not enumerate them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The love with which his young wife had inspired him was a secondary sentiment, and was not strong enough to contend with the primitive feelings we have just enumerated.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Hinted at the gravity of the so-called "trauma of decanting," and enumerated the precautions taken to minimize, by a suitable training of the bottled embryo, that dangerous shock.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Harry was so angry that the Daily Prophet article shook in his hands as he turned to stare unseeingly at the unicorn, whose many magical properties Professor Grubbly-Plank was now enumerating in a loud voice, so that the boys could hear too.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • But at that moment of first doubt, they were a long way from being able to enumerate precisely why they felt the way they did.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • One of his distant relatives, Madame la Comtesse de Lo, rarely allowed an opportunity to escape of enumerating, in his presence, what she designated as "the expectations" of her three sons.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We then went into consideration of our several points of complaint, which I enumerated.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The voice rose and fell in a rhythmical, dreamlike recital-part enumeration of earthly trials undergone by the congregation, part rapt display of vocal virtuosity, part appeal to God.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • And the same may be said of Mrs. Jeffereys—Clara Partridge, that was—and of the two Milmans, now Mrs. Bird and Mrs. James Cooper; and of more than I can enumerate.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Gasping furiously for air, Clevinger enumerated Yossarian’s symptoms: an unreasonable belief that everybody around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were conspiring to kill him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "I’ve got a wife," spoke out the article enumerated as "John, aged thirty," and he laid his chained hand on Tom’s knee,—"and she don’t know a word about this, poor girl!"
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Little Em’ly had stopped and looked up at the sky in her enumeration of these articles, as if they were a glorious vision.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He enumerated the names of famous Charleses in order to stir up genetic ambition in the boy.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Whereupon I enumerated as many sorts as came into my head, with the various methods of dressing them, which could not be done without sending vessels by sea to every part of the world, as well for liquors to drink as for sauces and innumerable other conveniences.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • And finally it would be necessary to ensure by constant enumeration and control that nothing was left out.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Therefore it is unnecessary for a prince to have all the good qualities I have enumerated, but it is very necessary to appear to have them.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father’s attributes.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • —and honest Raggles continued, in a lamentable tone, an enumeration of his griefs.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Now, if the enumeration of so many edifices, summary as we have endeavored to make it, has not shattered in the reader’s mind the general image of old Paris, as we have constructed it, we will recapitulate it in a few words.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Here she enumerated several commissions at sundry shops, which would occupy Elizabeth’s time for the next hour or two, at least.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The one which carefully enumerated all the motorcycle parts and functions?
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Marianne assented most feelingly to the remark; and her mother was led by it to an enumeration of Colonel Brandon’s injuries and merits, warm as friendship and design could unitedly dictate.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He blushed at the compliment of his landlord, who had already turned to the doctor, and was enumerating to him, one after the other, all the principal inhabitants of Yonville.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "No, I must go, I must go"; she explained to her sister-in-law the change in her plans in a tone that suggested that she had to remember so many things that there was no enumerating them: "no, it had really better be today!"
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It was a pity that, somehow, to settle this once for all, I had equally to re-enumerate the signs of subtlety that, in the afternoon, by the lake had made a miracle of my show of self-possession.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • In the enumeration of names at the end of the Sumerian ’Death of Gilgamesh’ I have left out two pairs which appear to belong to personages about whom, nothing is known; for the others I have added an explanatory epithet, so that the names may convey a hint of what is implied in this catalogue.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Here he made a considerable pause, and Gurth had good hope that the last three pieces might escape the fate of their comrades; but the enumeration proceeded.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • This particular opponent had appeared on the news that very day, not only to enumerate all the terrible things that had happened in the last week (as though anyone needed reminding) but also to explain why each and every one of them was the government’s fault.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The first enumeration of all the Bookes, both of the Old, and New Testament, is in the Canons of the Apostles, supposed to be collected by Clement the first (after St. Peter) Bishop of Rome.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • I once heard a reverend lecturer on England, a man of learning and intelligence, after enumerating her scientific, literary, and political worthies, Shakespeare, Bacon, Cromwell, Milton, Newton, and others, speak next of her Christian heroes, whom, as if his profession required it of him, he elevated to a place far above all the rest, as the greatest of the great.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
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