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itemize

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Definition create a list of items
  • And as she looked at an itemized bill for plumbing her left hand strayed to her neck and touched the chain.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • When Deborah officially divorced Pullum in 2006, she had to itemize her income as part of a request for the judge to waive her filing fee.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Understand, I didn't itemize all this the moment he walked in.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • That Service is ludicrously starved, of course, but the funds are administered by a few men who do not call for vouchers or present itemized accounts.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I first gave a general overview of my travels, itemizing the money we had received and the offers of training.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Types of shovels, picks, gloves, and so forth were itemized, as well as the vital need to properly maintain them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Here's an itemized schedule of deductions from the year Kennedy was assassinated.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Her letter itemized the children's illnesses, the high prices in Alaska, and expressed regret that they had ever had to leave Germany.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He wants to stop so he can measure the college boy, look him up and down in an itemizing way.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • For three hours, she'd listened to Bob drone on and on about itemized deductions and capital gains distributions, depreciation and 401(k) rollovers.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • It's a habit of mine, itemizing all the clothes I'm wearing, as though for a fashion page.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • This time all her parents have had to do is bring down the boxes from a closet shelf, retrieve the jewels from the safety deposit box, find the itemized list for the caterer.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • When Uncle Al discovers that city officials have yet to itemize the Fox Brothers baggage stock, a handful of nondescript horses get spirited from one stable tent to another.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • With the purchase of works of art, he was tentative at first, buying only two "small laughing busts," as he recorded, then a plaster statue of Hercules and two portraits that he itemized only as "heads."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The dispersal of the rest was rather minutely itemized: the taxes and improvements on the Lake Geneva estate had come to almost nine thousand dollars; the general up-keep, including Beatrice's electric and a French car, bought that year, was over thirty-five thousand dollars.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • She was wearing a fortune or two of sapphires here and there on her body, too; I won't itemize.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Then I unpack all the rest of my shopping and get out my little silver notebook to itemize my purchases.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • The book says you should begin by itemizing every single purchase in a single normal spending day and plot it on a graph.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • The odd sound of the caller's voice, leveled-out, with faint tremors at the edges, odd little electronic storms, like someone trying to make a human utterance out of itemized data.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She had lost that fashionable, spidery look; the head that I used to think quattrocento, which had sat a little oddly on her, was now part of herself and not at all Florentine; not connected in any way with painting or the arts or with anything except herself, so that it would be idle to itemize and dissect her beauty, which was her own essence, and could only be known in her and by her authority and in the love I was soon to have for her.
    Evelyn Waugh  --  Brideshead Revisited

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