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He was fined a sum of £1,000.
Companies are prepared to pay substantial sums for the use of our facilities.
We already spend large sums of money on advertising.
The total area was calculated as the sum of all the individual areas in the plan.
The movie has a simple story, but it's greater than the sum of its parts.
In sum, alternative policies were not considered.
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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used
to put on clothes that make you look like someone else, for fun
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …
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Definition of sum from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.