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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECKON UP

Aye—but you'd have to reckon up the average chances of that!

What I did do was to muster all the men and reckon up our losses.

Yes; we will reckon up the meadows presently, and the woods afterwards.

Jennings fell asleep too; but I began for to reckon up our money.

Just consider that, and reckon up to yourself exactly what will be left of you if you do.

Of the former I could reckon up only sixteen, and the latter are very numerous.

Let us reckon up the results of this reign of liberty, equality, fraternity.

Let us now reckon up all the hides in Worcestershire that we have not yet counted.

And began to reckon up his thousands, and look a long way ahead.

"Forty is the age when a man should begin to reckon up," said Lilly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, recenen, from Old English gerecenian "to explain, relate, recount," from West Germanic *(ga)rekenojanan (cf. Old Frisian rekenia, Middle Dutch and Dutch rekenen, Old High German rehhanon, German rechnen, Gothic rahnjan "to count, reckon"), from Proto-Germanic *rakinaz "ready, straightforward," from PIE *reg- "to move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "direct in a straight line, rule" (see regal).

Intransitive sense "make a computation" is from c.1300. In I reckon, the sense is "hold an impression or opinion," and the expression, used parenthetically, dates from c.1600 and formerly was in literary use (Richardson, etc.), but came to be associated with U.S. Southern dialect and was regarded as provincial or vulgar. Related: Reckoned; reckoning.

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