verb (used without object)
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Origin of amount
usage note for amount
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amountamount number (see usage note at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for amounted
Not long ago, however, these outré components would have amounted to an interesting yet niche rap career.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hickenlooper had granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve in 2013, which amounted to a half-measure that made nobody happy.
When she reached Hail, the Rashids were suspicious and put her under what amounted to house arrest in the royal complex.
Contact lending was the only option, and it amounted to large scale (and sanctioned) wealth theft.
The Atty. Gen. has been ordered to pay the Guardians legal costs, which the paper said amounted to some £96,000.Prince Charles's 'Meddling' Lobbying Letters MUST be Released, Appeal Court Rules|Tom Sykes|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It amounted to his being rewarded and dismissed like a faithful servant.The Whirligig of Time|Wayland Wells Williams
During the course of the morning his hotel bill was brought to him, which amounted to four thousand francs.A Royal Prisoner|Pierre Souvestre
The total British loss in the battle of Trafalgar amounted to 1587.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson|Robert Southey
Without hesitation, James bestowed it all upon him, though it amounted to three thousand pounds.
The number shot down at random must, by all accounts, have amounted to many hundreds, but it is past all human registration now.Black Rebellion|Thomas Wentworth Higginson