subtract the wives, daughters, and widows and you are left with a fraction of that already small number.
Think of it as Game of Thrones—if you subtract the sex and violence and add drunken revelry and singing.
She knows exactly how to add or subtract hair for any style she wants, whenever she wants it.
“The unofficial formula we use is to go back to the year they were abused and subtract two years,” she explained.
“When a party is in the minority, it has to add, not subtract,” huffed Jennifer Rubin.
If an excess, subtract it from the result of each titration; if a deficit, add it; and use the standard in the usual way.
subtract from civilization all that has been produced by the poor, and what remains?
subtract two, for the chief and myself, who remain behind, and that leaves twelve.
Well, all about them—how to add and multiply, and subtract and divide, and fractions.
Must we subtract something from the original sum when we are called upon to meet a new demand?
1540s, from Latin subtractus, past participle of subtrahere (see subtraction). Related: Subtracted; subtracting. Earlier verb form was subtraien (early 15c.).
Here he teches þe Craft how þou schalt know, whan þou hast subtrayd, wheþer þou hast wel ydo or no. ["Craft of Numbering," c.1425]