Definition of in sum in English:

in sum


  • To sum up.

    ‘this interpretation does little, in sum, to add to our understanding’
    • ‘That, in sum, is the history of the American Church's relationship with the Holy See in the past 35 years.’
    • ‘So, in sum, if you like Musical Barbeque, you'll probably like this, and if you don't like Musical Barbeque, well, I'm not so sure I want you reading this blog, quite frankly.’
    • ‘An attachment to your own country or nation or culture, in sum, doesn't have to be chauvinist.’
    • ‘So in sum: yes, the blasé reaction to Wolff's article does reflect a moderating of stances on sexual harassment, but don't gloat about it; the pendulum is still very much on the left, no matter how much you might want it to be otherwise.’
    • ‘We feel him as an unwitting misfit, slightly apart, unaware of what affection really is: in sum, lonely.’
    • ‘In sum, rising unemployment levels are revealing the full recklessness of welfare reform.’
    • ‘The dispute, in sum, turns on the Macedonian Orthodox Church right to be recognised as autocephalous, a status it unilaterally claimed for itself in 1967.’
    • ‘In sum, the principal factors in the reduction of benefits in the coal sector were not the ones that are normally cited in dependency theory.’
    • ‘There are, in sum, no comforting conclusions to be drawn any where.’
    • ‘If you believe in cultural relativism, or that crime should not be followed by punishment, or that our borders should be thrown open - in sum if you oppose traditional institutions and values - you are hardly in the mainstream.’
    in short, briefly, in brief, to put it briefly, to cut a long story short, in a word, to sum up, in a nutshell, to come to the point, in essence, in outline
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