verb (used without object)
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Origin of amount
words often confused with amount
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amountamount , number (see confusables note at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for amount
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His keepers fed the beast copious amounts of port, Champagne, and whiskey to pacify the persnickety pachyderm.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As with so many things, keeping screen time in moderate amounts seems key.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The increased amount was present for a period of about two months with normal amounts before and after.
They may now also raise unlimited amounts of money to fund such overt political messages.
Larger amounts are not uncommon in fevers, gastrointestinal disturbances, and certain nervous disorders.
As the Chinese are so numerous, the sum amounts to considerable, although it it not all paid to the fiscal.
He has a marvellously delicate musical organization, and an instinct how things ought to be played which amounts to second sight.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Larger amounts are very rarely found, and generally point to obstruction in the duodenum.
Larger amounts, not well mixed with fecal matter, indicate inflammation of the large intestine.