Example sentences for: amounted

How can you use “amounted” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The editors of the conservative journal Always Right wrote last week that Pepper's argument amounted to "a blame-the-victim-type approach that only serves to help those in the African-American community who want to avoid sharing responsibility for getting at the root causes of what is really a societywide problem."

  • Compare those Watergate betrayals with the watered-down subversion of Stephanopoulos and Panetta, which amounted to saying on television what was obvious--that Clinton is in trouble unless he explains himself soon--and you would conclude that loyalty has been on the rise since the Nixon years.

  • Many people who go see the documentary American Movie , directed by Chris Smith and produced by Sarah Price, will expect to revisit the title character of Burton's Ed Wood (1994), a stumblebum who maintained a cockeyed optimism--and obliviousness--in the face of infinitesimal budgets and what amounted to an anti-talent for continuity.

  • However, the Court has since explained that the Rust counseling activities amounted to governmental speech, sustaining view

  • To be sure, the larger industrial conflicts of the period amounted to such a struggle.


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