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Definition of Total

  • Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss.
  • The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.
  • To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to.
  • to determine the total of (a set of numbers); to add; -- often used with up; as, to total up the bill.
  • To damage beyond repair; -- used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident; as, he skid on an ice patch and totaled his Mercedes against a tree. From total loss.
  • the whole amount
  • a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
  • damage beyond the point of repair
  • determine the sum of
  • add up in number or quantity

How to use total in a sentence. Total pronunciation.

The lean, wiry, and very active man did not usually fall into these fits of total enervation excepting in the daytime, for after sundown a wonderful change would come over the gray-headed veteran, who nevertheless still displayed much youthful energy in the exercise of his official duties.
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One would think that the constant use of the language in the national forum for purposes of argument and persuasion would help to make it flexible and subtle; and that the almost total absence of such employment would tend toward narrowness and rigidity.
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After his first wife died, he suffered agonies of grief, accentuated by wretched health, public neglect, and total lack of financial resources.
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Levin is, of course, Tolstoi himself; and all his eternal doubts and questionings, his total dissatisfaction and condemnation of artificial social life in the cities, his spiritual despair, and his final release from suffering at the magic word of the peasant are strictly autobiographical.
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One is not surprised at Vronsky's instant and total surrender.
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This is partly owing to the nature of his work, but more perhaps to the total eclipse of other contemporary writers by Gorki.
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It will be noticed that the best judgment of good men advise one course, but trust in God for superior wisdom brought the case to answer in a totally different manner, by means of an unknown person, a total stranger, who neither knew him nor his desire.
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If our value per text is nominally estimated at one dollar then we produce $2 million dollars per hour this year as we release fifty new Etext files per month, or 500 more Etexts in 2000 for a total of 3000+ If they reach just 1-2% of the world's population then the total should reach over 300 billion Etexts given away by year's end.
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The merchant, who held in his hand the duplicate of his bill, began to explain article by article the price of his goods, and concluded the somewhat long narration with a mild surprise that the sum total was no more.
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Of an amiable disposition, and without independence of character, he might have been guided by a judicious parent through all the perils of his calf-love for Fanny French; thrown upon his own feeble resources, he regarded himself as a victim of the traditional struggle between prosaic age and nobly passionate youth, and resolved at all hazards to follow the heroic course-which meant, first of all, a cold taciturnity towards his father, and, as to his future conduct, a total disregard of the domestic restraints which he had hitherto accepted.
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For close upon thirty years the family had lived in houses of which the rent was out of all reasonable proportion to their means; at present, with a total income of one hundred and sixty pounds (Mr. Morgan called himself a commission agent, and seldom had anything to do), they paid in rent and rates a matter of fifty-five, and bemoaned the fate which neighboured them with people only by courtesy to be called gentlefolk.
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Before I saw you, you were a total stranger to me, and after what I had heard, I couldn't think very well of you.
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Four limbers, 27,360; necessary reserve, 32,640; total, 60,000.
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The total receipts had, up to my departure, been $102,000.
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After having thus preliminarily descanted for about two hours, Popanilla informed his Majesty that he was unused to public speaking, and then proceeded to show that the grand characteristic of the social action * of the Isle of Fantaisie was a total want of development.
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The whole affairs of the kingdom were conducted by a body called 'the Fruit Committee;' and thus a total revolution of the Government of Vraibleusia was occasioned by the prohibition of foreign pine-apples.
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He found that the assailants had been beaten off, though unfortunately with the total loss of all the guests, who lay lifeless about the room.
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High waves broke over the ship, winds tore away the sails, and a water-spout threatened total destruction.
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The account on the books at the Trustees' store was all in confusion, and as everybody at the store claimed to be too busy to unravel it, Spangenberg obtained permission to do it himself, and found that in addition to the bonds, (60 Pounds and 226 Pounds 13 Shillings 9 Pence,) the Moravians had taken supplies to an amount which gave them a total debt of some 500 Pounds ($2,400.00).
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These societies flourished for a while, but about 1759 Ingham became imbued with the doctrines of a certain Sandeman, and the result was the almost total wrecking of his societies.
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Examples of Total

Example #1
At night his drooping eyelids, that almost veiled his eyes, opened more wildly, his flaccid hanging under-lip closed firmly, his long neck and narrow elongated head were held erect, and when, at a later hour, he went out to drinking-bouts or to the service in honor of Mithras, he might often still be taken for a fine, indomitable young man.
Example #2
The centurion was nearly sixty years of age, and his frame, originally a powerful one, was now broken by every sort of dissipation, and could no longer resist the effects of the strain and excitement of this night.
Example #3
In this instance exactly the contrary is the case.
Example #4
It is a rather curious thing, that Russia, which has never had a parliamentary government, and where political history has been very little influenced by the spoken word, should have so much finer an instrument of expression than England, where matters of the greatest importance have been settled by open and public speech for nearly three hundred years.
Example #5
But chill penury could not repress his noble rage.
Example #6
The flame of his literary ambition was not quenched by the most abject poverty, nor by the death of those whom he loved most intensely.