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As near as I can calculate, about thirty-five different families have that pleasure.

But it is of no use to try and calculate the vast advantage of Fiscal expansion.

I did not think I was robbed; because the money, when we came to calculate, was all right.

I calculate I've got the funnyest lot of chickens you ever heerd tell on.

Wall, from what I could see of the game I calculate they needed all of them.

I calculate as how I'll git even with him 'bout Thanksgiving time.

Maybe he's just too lazy to calculate the course correction.

And there was one thing that I dared to calculate on—not, as I now know, without warrant.

How many hours he had slept, he could not calculate; perhaps nine or ten.

"I reckon you calculate about right, for you can't," was the sneering reply.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to compute, to estimate by mathematical means," from Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from Old French calculer. Related: Calculable.

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