verb (used without object)
Origin of amount
Can be confusedamount number (see usage note at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for amount
So I started to think about anything in my life that would be worth people giving it any amount of time.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The number of diplomats was pitiful (45 appointees in 1860), as was the amount of money allocated to them.
The amount of vanished bitcoins was 650,000 BTC (or 24.7 billion yen).Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They are afflicted with “progressive spiritual emptiness,” he said, which no amount of academic honors and degrees can fill.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this is far from an amount that makes commercial imports possible.
In any case some allowance should be made for the amount of nitrogen collected by the legumes.The Pecan and its Culture|H. Harold Hume
"The amount altogether is, you perceive, eleven hundred pounds," he continued.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
But if they do not coincide, then the amount of error may be found by the micrometer wheel g, Fig. 1353.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The amount of silver it contains must be determined and recorded.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
It is wonderful what an amount of labor it costs to earn even the little the natives seem to care for.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper