Newt was—again and for the moment—a power to be reckoned with.
The novel was inspired by many real-life events—more than I reckoned for when I first starting thinking about it.
Last year, when Brazilian lingerie maker Hope hired Gisele Bündchen to strut its brand, it reckoned it had scored a winner.
How did this dynamic duo come together and “politely” make themselves a force to be reckoned with?
Couple with its prodigious online presence, it has become a global brand to be reckoned with.
When not carried to the treasury, they were reckoned invalid.
To be sure it must have been hard for her to guess what sort of a husband he reckoned to make her.
Chlan, who reckoned on carrying so young a man by storm, talked a great deal.
She stuck in his imagination for many an hour as a force to be reckoned with.
The distance to which a shot was reckoned to range straight, without appreciable drooping from the force of gravity.
c.1200, recenen, from Old English gerecenian "to explain, relate, recount," from West Germanic *(ga)rekenojanan (cf. Old Frisian rekenia, Middle Dutch and Dutch rekenen, Old High German rehhanon, German rechnen, Gothic rahnjan "to count, reckon"), from Proto-Germanic *rakinaz "ready, straightforward," from PIE *reg- "to move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "direct in a straight line, rule" (see regal).
Intransitive sense "make a computation" is from c.1300. In I reckon, the sense is "hold an impression or opinion," and the expression, used parenthetically, dates from c.1600 and formerly was in literary use (Richardson, etc.), but came to be associated with U.S. Southern dialect and was regarded as provincial or vulgar. Related: Reckoned; reckoning.