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Sample sentences for the GRE study word compute

compute can be used as a verb

1.Two dayes, as we compute the dayes of Heav'n. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.There is no farmer who does not compute beforehand what the church tythe, which is a land tax of this kind, is, one year with another, likely to amount to. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
3.If we would compute in how many years the whole of this capital is likely to come back to Great Britain, we must add to the distance of the American returns that of the returns from those other countries. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
4.If the computed exchange with France, therefore, was not more than two or three per cent. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.The Christian era was computed in Florence at that time from the Incarnation Lady day, March th. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
6.The wages of labour are commonly computed by the quantity of silver which is paid to the labourer. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.The labour of each child, before it can leave their house, is computed to be worth a hundred pounds clear gain to them. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.If less than this was paid, the real exchange might be in favour of England, while the computed was in favour of France. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.It has been computed by different authors at a fifth, at a tenth, at a twentieth, and at a thirtieth, part of that value. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.If money's to be the measurer, man, and the accountants have computed their great counting-house the globe, by girdling it with guineas, one to every three parts of an inch then, let me tell thee, that my vengeance will fetch a great premium HERE. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
11.In one of them it is computed at six shilling and eightpence the quarter, in the other at five shillings and eightpence only. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
12.At the end of every three months, they send this account to the treasurer, with the amount of the tax computed at the bottom of it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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