Finally he grabs that blanket [and] I counted eight on one double mattress, eight children held together—dying of fright.
As the House dawdles, the recent earthquake and hurricane proved once again that cellphones cannot be counted on in a crisis.
His failures over this issue are not entirely his fault, but where it counted, Obama has dropped the ball on Israel-Palestine.
A metric which speaks for itself: we counted but nine black people in the crowd.
She can be counted upon to pursue this case to the most just conclusion.
She had not counted on the postal arrangements of the English Sabbath.
No matter how high may be their station, the aged and decrepit are counted a burden.
But there were other forces at work on which I had not counted, and the first of these was Chigi.
You are trying to bear the burden of all—have you counted the cost?
But for all that, Alice was counted in on every festive gathering.
mid-14c., from Old French conter "add up," but also "tell a story," from Latin computare (see compute). Related: Counted; counting. Modern French differentiates compter "to count" and conter "to tell," but they are cognates.
title of nobility, c.1300, from Anglo-French counte (Old French conte), from Latin comitem (nominative comes) "companion, attendant," the Roman term for a provincial governor, from com- "with" (see com-) + stem of ire "to go" (see ion). The term was used in Anglo-French to render Old English eorl, but the word was never truly naturalized and mainly was used with reference to foreign titles.
v. count·ed, count·ing, counts
To name or list the units of a group or collection one by one in order to determine a total. n.
The act of counting or calculating.
The totality of specific items in a particular sample.