Synonyms for reckoning
- bad news
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECKONING
He was sure she would be exactly suited to the part in "The Reckoning."
Where this was, is more than I know; for I was not in a state to keep a ship's reckoning.
Yes, Mr. Clawbonny, he is reckoning on a good feed of human flesh!
He told me once there should be a day of reckoning between us, sooner or later.
Sin' thou knowest me, thou knowest also that he who feasteth with me must pay his reckoning.
But all porcupines are not alike, and this one was not within my reckoning.
Why, man, the person who took this reckoning, took it this morning!
The Universal method of reckoning time had never appealed to me.
Neither in reckoning of time do they count, like us, the number of days but that of nights.
I have counted the days till I could keep the reckoning no longer.
early 14c., "narrative, account," verbal noun from reckon (v.). Meaning "a settling of accounts" is from mid-14c.; that of "calculation" is from late 14c. Cf. Dutch rekening "a bill, account, reckoning," Old High German rechenunga, German rechnung, Danish regning "a reckoning, computation." Day of reckoning attested from c.1600.