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Definition an official count of a population (often accompanied by collection of other data)
  • It is difficult to count all the homeless when performing the census.
  • Texas is expected to gain seats in Congress after the next census.
  • In the following year the government was going to take a census, including the contaminated zones if possible.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • No Capitation, or other direct Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The estimates most often cited are based on a census conducted by the Belgians near the end of colonization.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Especially since the last census.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Someone answered the door, and the family, thinking that he was a census taker, invited him in.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Roscoe, New York, is a hamlet in New York State, which according to a recent census contains 261 households.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Last week's census showed about two thirds of those'd been recalled in the past month or so.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • We discussed how I was to be fed and how I should manage about the census when it took place next day.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • It was about this epoch that Enjolras, in view of a possible catastrophe, instituted a kind of mysterious census.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Amongst civilized nations it is easy to obtain an accurate census of the inhabitants; but the two others cannot be determined with so much facility.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It had 162 inhabitants in 1950 and 124 at the last census—and so much for the population explosion at Alice.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • An actual census or enumeration of the people must furnish the rule, a circumstance which effectually shuts the door to partiality or oppression.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The population will be determined by a census.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Though nominally included in the census of Christendom, he was still an alien to it.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Farmer began modestly, with a preliminary health census.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "Just taking a census," Bellamy replied.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
    United States 'Founding Fathers'  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Just a lot of kids and some older folks who haven't had a job or a haircut since the last census.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown

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