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collate the data
  assembling information or pages in logical sequence or for comparison
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collated collation collate collating collates collator
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  • collate the data
  • Print ten collated copies.
  • We will post the information as soon as we collect and collate it.
  • We have no official statement of the facts which the reader will find recorded in the next chapter, but they have been carefully collated from letters and...
    Charles Dickens  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

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  • So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale’s resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Maybe it turns the carrier into a kind of human lie detector, gathering and collating data from a myriad of sensory inputs and funneling it through the hub for interpretation and analysis.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It’s collated this information and analyzed it for relevance.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She’s been collating papers since class started.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • "Carlos, collate la boca," I warn.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • There are at least four columns filled with bank managers, accountants, loan officers, cotton collate operators.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • The Bible, as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Oh, wow, I never knew that frogs looked like this inside, he’d say, and then at home he studied the binding of cells into organisms through the philotic collation of DNA.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He had prepared a collation for me in the Barnwell parlor, and he too ordered his shopman to "come out of the gangway" as my sacred person passed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of The Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in its stead.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It was ten days after—and indeed only when the Burdock story was already old—that the mariner collated these facts and began to understand how near he had been to the wonderful Invisible Man.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It would be an enormous night reception with palms and an orchestra and all the porches shrouded in canvas, and a collation that made her mouth water in anticipation.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Every now and then, as the pages whipped through the automatic collating machine, he’d see brain scans of schizophrenics-bright pink circles at the frontal lobes that reproduced in shades of gray.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • At ten o’clock, the king’s collation, consisting of preserves and other delicacies, was prepared in the little room on the side of the church of St. Jean, in front of the silver buffet of the city, which was guarded by four archers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • One meal and a collation for fear he’d collapse on the altar.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Nicole was up in her head now, cool as cool, trying to collate the sentimentalities of her childhood, as deliberate as a man getting drunk after battle.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • After he had collated a few pages, and bent over them to see better, he began— "Gentlemen!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Amongst these texts, ’Written down according to the original and collated in the palace of Assurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria’, was the poem which we call the Epic of Gilgamesh.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Among other things, Goddard acted as collating center for certain special projects that fell between the province of Houston and the governmental agencies in Washington.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "And now, my friends," said the Arch-Community-Songster of Canterbury, in that beautiful ringing voice with which he led the proceedings at Ford’s Day Celebrations, "Now, my friends, I think perhaps the time has come …" He rose, put down his glass, brushed from his purple viscose waistcoat the crumbs of a considerable collation, and walked towards the door.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Mr. and Mrs. Elton, indeed, shewed no unwillingness to mix, and be as agreeable as they could; but during the two whole hours that were spent on the hill, there seemed a principle of separation, between the other parties, too strong for any fine prospects, or any cold collation, or any cheerful Mr. Weston, to remove.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The agency still spent too much of its money collecting data, Greer thought, and not enough collating it.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale’s resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She pushes the button to collate the syllabus but forgets to push the button for staples.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He appeared to have dressed at his leisure in the intervals of a light collation, and his dressing-case, brushes, and so forth, all of quite an elegant kind, lay about.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • She had collated the certificates by denominations, the stacks and the franc notes on the desk.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • In the country, an unpremeditated dance was very allowable; but in London, where the reputation of elegance was more important and less easily attained, it was risking too much for the gratification of a few girls, to have it known that Lady Middleton had given a small dance of eight or nine couple, with two violins, and a mere side-board collation.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before…
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • After the business of arriving was over, it was first necessary to eat, and the doors were thrown open to admit them through one or two intermediate rooms into the appointed dining-parlour, where a collation was prepared with abundance and elegance.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Finding that no interference was attempted with these small liberties, he gradually mounted to greater, and, after helping himself to a moderately good cold collation, was, by this time, deep in the pie.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • At six-thirty nearly all of these guests had departed, and sometimes one or two of the Griffiths themselves, the cold collation served being partaken of by Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths and Myra—Bella and Gilbert usually having appointments elsewhere.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • In such case I should have commenced with a collation and analysis of the shorter words, and, had a word of a single letter occurred, as is most likely, (a or I, for example,) I should have considered the solution as assured.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • There was to be dancing in the living-room, a noble collation in the dining-room, and in the hall two tables of bridge for what Ted called "the poor old dumb-bells that you can’t get to dance hardly more ’n half the time."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • She and Melio had decided that it was foolish for both of them to monitor the equipment every night; now they alternated, one working at the site while the other collated data and prepared for the final project-a radar mapping of the dunes between the Jade Tomb and the Obelisk.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …of all the unknown element in her life into which I would fain have plunged headlong, have undergone reincarnation, discarding my own separate existence as a thing that no longer mattered, I thought now, as of an inestimable advantage, that of this, my own, my too familiar, my contemptible existence Gilberte might one day become the humble servant, the kindly, the comforting collaborator, who in the evenings, helping me in my work, would collate for me the texts of rare pamphlets.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • In the early days of telephone, all calls were listened to, notes taken and daily they would be collated and tracked.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • His patronage did not stop here; for he charged Maggy to get the tea ready, and instructed her to buy certain tea-cakes, fresh butter, eggs, cold ham, and shrimps: to purchase which collation he gave her a bank-note for ten pounds, laying strict injunctions on her to be careful of the change.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • A delicious nine-course collation had been prepared by Artaxerxes Papadopolos, the wellknown confectioner and caterer, and proprietor of the Bijou Café for Ladies and Gents.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Collate everything we’ve got so far and file it.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • ] "Madame de Tarente etait hier dans ces bois par un temps enchante: il n’est question ni de chambre ni de collation; elle entre par la barriere et s’en retourne de meme…… " In another letter she adds:— "Vous me parlez bien plaisamment de nos miseres; nous ne sommes plus si roues; un en huit jours, pour entretenir la justice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • "Then will I," quoth the marquis softely, "That in thy chamber I, and thou, and she, Have a collation;* and know’st thou why?
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Meanwhile Rassam, Layard’s collaborator and successor at Nineveh, had excavated in 1853 that part of the library in which were the tablets of the Assyri an collation of the Gilgamesh Epic.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Another poem concerning’ Gilgamesh and the Bull of Heaven’ lies behind the corresponding episodes in the Ninevite collation describing the flouting and revenge of the Goddess Ishtar.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Not long after the completion of this task of collation the epic was virtually lost and the hero’s name forgotten, or disguised and garbled out of recognition; until it was rediscovered in the last century.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Any version that aims at a unified narrative must be a collation.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • At luncheon things were better—it was always a fine meal; a thousand lunches in inns and restaurants, wagon-lits, buffets, and aeroplanes were a mighty collation to have taken together.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
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