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It was simply as to the amount of relaxation the country could bear in the duties.

My hunger I could never satisfy with any amount of composition or extemporization of my own.

To most of us "expanding" and "affording" amount to the same thing.

But he cannot lend you the money, nor can he get the amount you want until to-morrow afternoon.

And the amount of stories Mark, with all his contemplativeness could swallow, was amazing.

I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.

He had increased also the amount of money that he periodically sent East.

She was amazed at the amount of work that had been accomplished.

It was ridiculous, the amount of time she gave to that baby—out of all rhyme and reason.

It was merely a stick that measured the amount of work done.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to go up, rise, mount (a horse)," from Old French amonter, from a mont "upward," literally "to the mountain," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + montem (nominative mons) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to rise in number or quality (so as to reach)" is from c.1300. Related: Amounted; amounting.

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