reckon


reckon
01. I'm not sure what time we're going to leave, but I [reckon] it'll be no later than 7:00.
02. My neighbor [reckons] I'll be able to sell my car fairly quickly.
03. The government [reckons] the tax increase will bring in well over five million pounds in revenue within the first year.
04. Police [reckon] to lay charges against a man involved in a fight that sent a local lad to hospital this evening.
05. According to my [reckoning], we should arrive in just over an hour.
06. The [reckoning] of the captain had them landing on the planet within a century or two.
07. I [reckon] on the tournament costing us about $300 for our hotel, food, and transportation.
08. Dorothea Kent once remarked, "A man ninety years old was asked why he had lived so long. 'I [reckon],' he said, 'It's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.'"
09. He says he doesn't know why his marriage failed, but I [reckon] it's because he was too busy at work all the time.
10. By our [reckoning], he should be finished work in about 15 minutes.
11. Janet is [reckoned] by most to be the top salesperson in this company.
12. He thought he would get the job fairly easily, but he hadn't [reckoned] on so many people applying.
13. Harry hadn't [reckoned] on the boss being so angry at him, and was quite surprised when he got fired.
14. The new right is obviously going to be a force to be [reckoned] with in the upcoming elections.
15. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that a friend may well be [reckoned] the masterpiece of Nature.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Reckon — Reck on, v. i. 1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reckon on — ˈreckon on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they reckon on he/she/it reckons on present participle reckoning on past tense reckoned on p …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reckon — Reck on (r[e^]k n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reckoned} (r[e^]k nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reckoning}.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rehhan[=o]n (cf. Goth. rahnjan), and to E. reck, rake an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reckon — reck‧on [ˈrekən] verb [transitive] 1. to guess a number or amount that you know something about but have not calculated exactly: reckon something to be something • The deal is reckoned to be worth over $1.3 billion. 2. formal to calculate an… …   Financial and business terms

  • reckon — 1. The inflected forms are reckoned, reckoning. 2. The use of reckon without any element of calculation or consideration as in I reckon it s time to go now has a tinge of the American south about it, although it was a standard use in literary… …   Modern English usage

  • reckon up — [phrasal verb] reckon up (something) or reckon (something) up chiefly Brit : to calculate the total number or amount of (something) He reckoned up the bill. • • • Main Entry: ↑reckon …   Useful english dictionary

  • reckon — O.E. gerecenian to recount, relate, from W.Gmc. * (ga)rekenojanan (Cf. O.Fris. rekenia, M.L.G. rekenen, O.H.G. rehhanon, Ger. rechnen, Goth. rahnjan to count, reckon ), from P.Gmc. *rakinaz ready, straightforward, from PIE *reg to move in a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reckon — ► VERB 1) calculate. 2) informal be of the opinion. 3) regard in a specified way. 4) (reckon on) rely on or be sure of. 5) (reckon with or without) take (or fail to take) into account …   English terms dictionary

  • reckon — [rek′ən] vt. [ME rekkenen < OE recenian, akin to Ger rechnen, to count < IE base * reĝ , to put in order, straight > RIGHT, L regere, to rule] 1. to count; figure up; compute 2. a) to consider as; regard as being [reckon them friends] b) …   English World dictionary

  • reckon — [v1] add up; evaluate account, appraise, approximate, calculate, call, cast, cipher, compute, conjecture, consider, count, count heads*, count noses*, deem, enumerate, esteem, estimate, figure, figure out, foot, gauge, guess, hold, judge, keep… …   New thesaurus

  • reckon — index assess (appraise), calculate, consider, criticize (evaluate), determine, estimate, evaluate …   Law dictionary