the act or result of summing up; summary.
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How to use sum-up in a sentence
In wisely sidestepping the hubristic folly of trying to sum up his own time, he achieved a sort of timelessness.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation | Malcolm Jones | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But challenges remain, and it took a 9-year-old girl in the panel discussion audience to sum up what the next generation faces.‘Let Them Wear Towels’: The Women Who Changed American Sports Forever | Eleanor Clift | August 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That seems to sum up the choices we face after tragedy in this new social-media world.
But with the world watching Monday, he will get a second chance to sum up this era and his administration.Can Barack Obama Break the Second-Inaugural Curse? | John Avlon | January 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
John McCormarck also wonders if there is a real story here: To sum up: neither Grenell nor Romney camp claims he was pushed out.Did Anti-Gay Conservatives Claim a Scalp? (UPDATED) | Noah Kristula-Green | May 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
What a masterly grouping of the events and personages which sum up and symbolise the whole essential history of the human race!
His portraits are just, and he leaves his reader to sum up the qualities of each.American Sketches | Charles Whibley
To sum up, then, the claims of the Government during the past year on the continued confidence of the nation.
"The killed, wounded, and missing sum up a frightful total," the banker admitted.A Traveler from Altruria: Romance | William Dean Howells
He did so many little things just when they seemed to be so needed, that it is impossible to sum up their results.Revolutionary Reader | Sophie Lee Foster
British Dictionary definitions for sum up
to summarize (feelings, the main points of an argument, etc): the judge began to sum up
(tr) to form a quick opinion of: I summed him up in five minutes
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sum-up
Present the substance of, summarize, as in They always sum up the important news in a couple of minutes, or That expletive sums up my feelings about the matter. [Early 1600s]
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