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deduction
as in:  deduction from the bill


There was a 10 point deduction because the paper was late.
  an amount subtracted from another amount
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb deduct to a noun.
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  • There was a 10 point deduction because the paper was late.
  • What will become of the tax deduction.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • I got out my check-book and deducted four checks drawn since the first of the month, and discovered I had a balance of $1832.60.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Extra push-ups, reduced rations—he could even deduct some points.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • You will have a camp job, too, sweeping the wooden platform every afternoon, for which they will deduct a little from our rent each month.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • He tells me what I can deduct on my income tax return.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Give them two hours a day, deducted from their training time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Deducting from this the rent, interest, and installments on the furniture, they had left sixty dollars, and deducting the coal, they had fifty.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The company charged a small monthly rent, automatically deducted from the miners’ pay.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He deducted, however, from Passepartout’s share the cost of the gas which had burned in his room for nineteen hundred and twenty hours, for the sake of regularity.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days

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  • Personally I am only too ready to consider all your claims carefully, and deduct what is right from the total before putting in my own claim.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Ralston Holcombe was now sixty-five, to which he added a few years, for the sake of his friends’ compliments on his wonderful physique; Mrs. Ralston Holcombe was forty-two, from which she deducted considerably.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The city officials, who thought they were in charge of the project, were furious about the sums Tanimoto had deducted.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Miss Pross’s fidelity of belief in Solomon (deducting a mere trifle for this slight mistake) was quite a serious matter with Mr. Lorry, and had its weight in his good opinion of her.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • LOUIS PHILIPPE Moreover, if we deduct the public duties which require to be fulfilled first of all, that deep tenderness of Louis Philippe towards his family was deserved by the family.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We’ll bank the entire tithe openly in the name of Shaddam IV and deduct it legally from our levy support costs.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The trembling clown replied that as he lived and by the oath he had sworn (though he had not sworn any) it was not so much; for there were to be taken into account and deducted three pairs of shoes he had given him, and a real for two blood-lettings when he was sick.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Certainly I can afford it, I could deduct you, as my caretaker, Chance, remember that I was a star before big taxes … and had a husband who was a great merchant prince.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • What made it all so difficult was that Dounia received a hundred roubles in advance when she took the place as governess in their family, on condition of part of her salary being deducted every month, and so it was impossible to throw up the situation without repaying the debt.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • If you now deduct the workers’ wages and the other production costs from the exchange-value, there will always be a certain sum left over.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But instead of two thousand francs he brought only eighteen hundred, for the friend Vincart (which was only fair) had deducted two hundred francs for commission and discount.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Then, because Wesson lived in one of the company’s houses, and his rent had been deducted, Morel and Barker took four-and-six each.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • There was a sale of the furniture and lease, at Norwood; and Tiffey told me, little thinking how interested I was in the story, that, paying all the just debts of the deceased, and deducting his share of outstanding bad and doubtful debts due to the firm, he wouldn’t give a thousand pounds for all the assets remaining.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • You can deduct him from the price.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He deducts for telephone calls.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Of the five-and-twenty pounds which had remained to her of Clare’s allowance, after deducting the other half of the fifty as a contribution to her parents for the trouble and expense to which she had put them, she had as yet spent but little.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Now it has been one of my duties of late to pay Flite a certain weekly allowance, deducting from it the amount of her weekly rent, which I have paid (in consequence of instructions I have received) to Krook himself, regularly in her presence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’Let me see; four fives is twenty, double that, and deduct the—well, a pound either way shall not stand betwixt us.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Then there was well-bred economy, which in those days made show in dress the first item to be deducted from, when any margin was required for expenses more distinctive of rank.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And in consequence, in addition to paying her own expenses here, Mrs. Griffiths was literally compelled to deduct other reducing sums from this, her present and only source of income.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • That whole week Baby Kochamma eavesdropped relentlessly on the twins’ private conversations, and whenever she caught them speaking in Malayalam, she levied a small fine which was deducted at source.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The first heedless scheme had been to go in the morning and return at night; but to this Mr Musgrove, for the sake of his horses, would not consent; and when it came to be rationally considered, a day in the middle of November would not leave much time for seeing a new place, after deducting seven hours, as the nature of the country required, for going and returning.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • The Christmas holidays he spent—deducting ten days for private amusements—with Lurgan Sahib, where he sat for the most part in front of a roaring wood-fire—Jakko road was four feet deep in snow that year—and—the small Hindu had gone away to be married—helped Lurgan to thread pearls.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The end then of these Bodies of Merchants, being not a Common benefit to the whole Body, (which have in this case no common stock, but what is deducted out of the particular adventures, for building, buying, victualling and manning of Ships,) but the particular gaine of every adventurer, it is reason that every one be acquainted with the employment of his own; that is, that every one be of the Assembly, that shall have the power to order the same; and be acquainted with their accounts.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Emerson deducts from nature the doctrine of evolution.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Only the advocate’s fee must be deducted.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • At the beginning of each quarter, he deducted from the interest earned—without any prejudice to his sense of family ties—a commission of 2 percent.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She said shortly and finally that she had said she would deduct that amount and she intended to keep her word.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • If we balance a proper deduction from one side against what ought to be deducted from the other, the proportion may still stand.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • She’d been working here ever since and he never deducted the fee from her salary because he needed someone, he said, to listen to his jokes.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Ned wouldn’t even have to worry about handling the six dollars—Holmes would deduct it from the new eighteen-dollar salary each week, automatically.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The barite mine where Dad worked had a commissary, and the mine owner deducted our bill and the rent for the depot out of Dad’s paycheck every month.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • "The smallfolk will love you more if you are kind," she had said, so Cersei had ordered the value of the gowns deducted from the women’s wages, a much more elegant solution.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • I can’t fire a shot until thirty minutes before the sun comes up, so I have to constantly look to see when the sun is going to rise and then deduct thirty minutes to determine when I can fire my first shot.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • A disposition began to be perceived in him to exaggerate the number of years he had been there; it was generally understood that you must deduct a few from his account; he was vain, the fleeting generations of debtors said.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • It’s my own money, and I can’t really deduct you as a dependant."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 44 Deducting the outgoes….
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • "It’s a big expense and I’m not sure how much the IRS will let me deduct.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Trace Science, then, with Modesty thy guide; First strip off all her equipage of pride; Deduct what is but vanity or dress, Or learning’s luxury, or idleness; Or tricks to show the stretch of human brain, Mere curious pleasure, or ingenious pain; Expunge the whole, or lop th’ excrescent parts Of all our vices have created arts; Then see how little the remaining sum, Which served the past, and must the times to come!
    Alexander Pope  --  Epistle II of An Essay On Man
  • It’s included in the daily rate, and I can’t ask them to deduct it.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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