I just love that line, and it was such a simple way of summing up exactly where she is on having a child and giving it away.
“I really had tremendous respect for the man,” Anderson says, summing up his feeling for Romney at the time.
He ends by summing up the morals of the story in a series of earnest non-sequiturs, mostly having to do with tolerance.
“‘My god,’ a certain group of people feel,” Corcoran says, summing up the mind-set of some white Michiganders to this influx.
Not so, said Jack, summing up the contest in just a few words.
Both our counsels made eloquent speeches, and just as dusk was falling, the Judge began his summing up.
At first this summing up may not be very readily acceptable.
Perhaps, after all, I was wrong in not summing up in the Booking-Office.
He joined Izzy in the locker room, summing up the situation.
It is a summing up of emotions, in one eloquent burst of song, which occurs when Elektra recognizes Orestes.
late 13c., "quantity or amount of money," from Anglo-French and Old French summe (13c.), from Latin summa "total number, whole, essence, gist," noun use of fem. of summus "highest," from PIE *sup-mos-, from root *uper "over" (see super-).
The sense development from "highest" to "total number" is probably via the Roman custom of adding up a stack of figures from the bottom and writing the sum at the top, rather than at the bottom as we do now (cf. the bottom line). Meaning "total number of anything" is recorded from late 14c. Meaning "essence of a writing or speech" also is attested from late 14c. The verb is attested from c.1300; meaning "briefly state the substance of" (now usually with up) is first recorded 1620s. Sum-total is attested from late 14c., from Medieval Latin summa totalis.