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After the count, Ellison had 25% of the votes.
I did a quick head count and realized Suzie was missing.
At the last count, 400 people had agreed to join.
My count is 80 – what's yours?
Hold your breath for a count of ten.
My eyes start to water when the pollen count is high.
Manning was jailed on three counts of corruption.
the Count of Anjou
Try to keep count of how many calories you eat over a week.
I've lost count of the number of interviews I've given.
I thought he was a kind and honest man – I was wrong on both counts.
Steve was out for the count, so I answered the phone.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of count from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.