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estimate
used in The Fountainhead

7 uses
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Definition
rough calculation or judgment
  • The crowd was there, thought Peter Keating, to see him graduate, and he tried to estimate the capacity of the hall.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (18% in)
  • Well, I've always said that you underestimated me.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (37% in)
  • But he felt a tremendous respect for Ellsworth Toohey, because Toohey represented the exact opposite of his own life; Toohey had no concern whatever for worldly wealth; by the mere fact of this contrast, he considered Toohey the personification of virtue; what this estimate implied in regard to his own life never quite occurred to him.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • "I overestimated you, Ellsworth," she said.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (51% in)
  • The estimates set by collectors and the matter of great signatures were of no concern to him.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (83% in)
  • At the present estimate, my personal fortune amounts to forty million dollars.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (18% in)
  • Officials of Cortlandt, building inspectors, estimators took the stand to describe the building and the extent of the damage.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (18% in)

There are no more uses of "estimate" in The Fountainhead.

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