a summation or statement made for the purpose of reviewing the basic concepts or principles of an argument, story, explanation, testimony, or the like, and usually presented at the end.
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How to use summing-up in a sentence
I just love that line, and it was such a simple way of summing up exactly where she is on having a child and giving it away.Emmys 2013: Elisabeth Moss on Peggy’s Best ‘Mad Men’ Moments | Elisabeth Moss | August 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not so, said Jack, summing up the contest in just a few words.
SUMMING UP So am I now going to switch from Mac to Windows, and from Android to Windows Phone?Can Microsoft Come Back? Dan Lyons’s Month Without Apple and Google | Dan Lyons | April 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I really had tremendous respect for the man,” Anderson says, summing up his feeling for Romney at the time.
Until then, as Shi says, neatly summing up the Chinese point of view, “I think many, many people are not in a position to judge.”
There is little difficulty in summing up their tenets: it is "Reverence, without servility."Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
"The conditions all along the line are almost revolutionary," was Ripley's summing-up of the situation.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
Summing up what we have discovered about the nature of Essence, we find first three genera.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
It had been agreed that Sandoval, who possessed the most oratorical ability, should deliver the last toast as a summing up.The Reign of Greed | Jose Rizal
Summing up our experiences, we agreed that we enjoyed the life thoroughly, but much preferred marching to sitting still.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for summing-up
a review or summary of the main points of an argument, speech, etc
a direction regarding the law and a summary of the evidence, given by a judge in his address to the jury before they retire to consider their verdict
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