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Word Example of - adding-machine

    Example Sentences for adding

    Then the Roman, adding a word or two, closed with an obscene gesture.

    He agreed to attend, adding his own emphasis to the reason as stated.

    This is as plain as adding up the weight of three small hogs.

    Ice formed upon the margin of the water, and several snow-storms impeded their march, adding greatly to their discomfort.

    She relieved the situation of its cold-toned strain in adding: 'He is a host.'

    I am perishing of thirst, and this scorching sun is adding to my torments.

    Terry asked, adding more interest to the mystifying questions.

    I like Gorman's way of adding explanatory winks to his remarks.

    To talk of adding lustre to the name of Wollaston by their medal, is to talk idly.

    That's just my opinion; and I would like to amend it by adding that you also have said enough.

Word Origin & History of - adding-machine

    Word Origin & History

    add late 14c., from L. addere "add to, join" from ad- "to" + -dere comb. form meaning "to put, place," from dare "to give" (see date (1)). To add up "make sense" is from 1942. Add-on "additional component" is from 1941.

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