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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESTIMATES

Estimates in art are, and should be, largely a matter of personal taste and opinion.

I have heard all sorts of estimates, none founded on more than imagination.

The estimates vary all the way from a million and a half to three millions.

It is only youth that estimates happiness by superficialities.

Estimates of the size of the edition vary from five to six hundred.

Visconti estimates the weight of the silver at thirty thousand ounces.

I hoped I wasn't as inaccurate in my estimates of people as was my interviewer.

Mr. Kettle estimates it at £700,000 within a reasonable time.

The figures given in this Paper are estimates only, and do not purport to be final.

That evening, in Townsend's office, he delivered his estimates and opinion.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "valuation," from Latin aestimatus, verbal noun from aestimare (see esteem). Earlier in sense "power of the mind" (mid-15c.). Meaning "approximate judgment" is from 1580s. As a builder's statement of projected costs, from 1796.

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