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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBTRACT

But if you asked her to subtract two from nine, she'd say "seven" all right!

Subtract from civilization all that has been produced by the poor, and what remains?

Well, all about them—how to add and multiply, and subtract and divide, and fractions.

I will teach you ten times further; and to add, and to subtract, if you will come with me.

If the barometer reading is less than 30 inches, add; if greater than 30 inches, subtract.

Read the temperature of the dry bulb and the wet, and subtract.

I have seen no occasion since to add to them or subtract from them.

Just subtract seven hundred from twenty-four hundred and ninety-six, Le.

If we subtract the number of years just mentioned, we have the date 1063.

Have you never seen a horse that could add, subtract, multiply, and divide?

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin subtractus, past participle of subtrahere (see subtraction). Related: Subtracted; subtracting. Earlier verb form was subtraien (early 15c.).

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