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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTING

Once more I am counting the coppers, living on the ragged edge.

He was counting on Mrs. McKee's old fondness for the girl to bring them together.

The Little Doctor was counting his pulse, and waited till she had finished.

The sunshine seemed to come with her into the counting house that was all gloom.

He watched the symptoms with a sort of medical air, as if counting seconds.

One day, as they sat by Rachel's bed, the doctor had been counting her pulse.

We have been counting on your return these three or four days past.

Pepsy was counting the money and Pee-wee was eating the cookies that were left over.

Yes, it was as M'sieu said, eighty-seven--that is, counting himself.

I was counting mine when the hour came, and brought this in my hand to show you.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French conter "add up," but also "tell a story," from Latin computare (see compute). Related: Counted; counting. Modern French differentiates compter "to count" and conter "to tell," but they are cognates.

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