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reckoning (plural reckonings)
- The action of calculating or estimating something.
By that reckoning, it would take six weeks to go five miles.
1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter III”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
- (archaic) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
- An opinion or judgement.
- The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
the action of calculating or estimating something
an opinion or judgement
the working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions
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