Dictionary.net

Loading...

Quotes of summary

  1. Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without. – A. R. Ammons
  2. Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels. – Piers Anthony
  3. Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. – Louis E. Boone
  4. Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries. – Thomas Carlyle
  5. I don't think many people have ever read the report. Who has read 26 volumes of this case? How many read the summary If you read the summary it takes a long time. – John Sherman Cooper
  6. I would like that to be known; these facts are in the summary which I think is a very good one. – John Sherman Cooper
  7. It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition. – Caleb Cushing
  8. We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary – Ken Follett
  9. It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people. – Felix Frankfurter
  10. In summary the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form; and the feature of government to which they gave the most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances. – Robert Welch

Usage examples for summary

  1. " This one said, 'Let her be forgiven'," said Borla, with a brief wave of summary dismissal. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  2. The judgment was summary and after a quarter of an hour's questioning Marcelle Semer was condemned to death. – Fighting France by Stephane Lauzanne
  3. To begin with, we find hand- made sepulchral statuettes modelled in summary fashion from an oblong lump of clay. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  4. They are summary their motive is ecclesiastical or civil rather than military, they present at the best the picturesque side of an engagement, and at the worst they preserve a bare mention of its date, or the mere fact that it took place. – Crecy by Hilaire Belloc
  5. As I have not yet finished the particular description of this land, which will contain everything relating to geography and the works of nature minutely dealt with, in this volume I shall only offer a general summary following the most ancient authors, to recall the remains of those lands which are now held to be new and previously unknown, and of their inhabitants. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  6. You need write only a summary – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  7. By way of summary and whatever be the causes, we may say that there is a universal tendency in all living matter toward variation, whether we consider vegetables, animals, or the physical and mental man. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  8. The ninth and tenth verses are a kind of summary the appeals to Pharaoh are all over, and henceforth we shall find Moses preparing his own followers for their exodus. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  9. But some such summary as the following may here be useful. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  10. This pamphlet is a brief summary of several cases just finished and has every evidence of being a faithful account. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  11. " Well," remarked Knowlton, at the end of his summary our little job in Deep Harbor is nearly over. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  12. Jack asked his friend about the experience of himself and Hay- uta on the other side the stream, and Deerfoot gave a summary of what had befallen them. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  13. This is a summary of the account of the Fall contained in the Bible. – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  14. So that in His first miracle He no doubt saw a summary of His whole work. – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  15. Von Kronhelm dealing out to them summary punishment. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  16. He gives a short and comprehensive summary of the contents of ver. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  17. In 1863 issued an elaborate summary of the work accomplished by the Survey up to that time. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  18. It may thus, I trust, serve as an introduction to a more complete study of the subject; and may, at the same time, offer to those who have not the leisure or inclination for such further study, at least a summary of what we may learn from Greece as to the relations of religion and art under the most favourable conditions. – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece by Ernest Arthur Gardner
  19. The second were notes and resolutions by Thomas Jefferson, later published and distributed widely throughout the colonies under the title, A Summary View of the Rights of British America. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  20. Summary of its Natural History, with an Account of its Enemies, and the best Means of controlling it; being a Report of Progress of the Work of the Commission. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley

Idioms for