Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adjective

Instant; offhand.

Part of speech: noun

An abridgment or epitome.

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Usage examples "summary":

  1. No person could have made this attack, and lived; or, if possibly he might have escaped the vengeance of the government, do we not know too much of the deadly wrath of slaveholders, to believe that he could have also escaped the summary process of Lynch law? - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. Of the results of his observations he gives the following summary:- The fish stands to the star- fish in a definite relation which cannot be the object of observation. - "The Romance of Natural History, Second Series", Philip Henry Gosse.
  3. She had said, as if in final summary of their relations, that he was incapable of helping her. - "Angela's Business", Henry Sydnor Harrison.