It makes a certain amount of sense.
Unfortunately, life gets in the way a fair amount of the time.
His note pad was ever present and he spent a considerable amount of time on the phone.
She understood why he liked the spot; the scent of honeysuckle and herbs was thick in the air, the manicured gardens pleasant to look at and the awning providing the right amount of cool shade from the midmorning Georgia sun.
They are yet to assess the amount of damage to the heart.
His words were spoken with an unusual amount of venom.
We cannot track them in the mortal world until they use a substantial amount of magic.
No amount of make-up could ever cover it up either.
They remained in the foyer, uneasy with the amount of activity and weapons, until approached.
He was burning through the limited amount of demons qualified to shape-shift.
In fact, we don't simply buy more government, but we give it a disproportionate amount of our increased income.
Every other metric is still climbing: data throughput, mobile phone usage, messages sent, websites created, amount of information online, data transfer speed, and CPU speed.
There is a certain limit of time in less than which no amount of heat can melt the snow.
"Ow," Toby muttered. Ully's fingers dug into his shoulder. The Immortal didn't look as if he had that amount of strength in him.
If any clothing was missing, the amount was small.
So when people have excess goods, they are able to trade those goods away for things they want and suffer less of a decrease in utility than the amount they are increasing in their trading partners.
We compute the maximum amount of food the world can produce by beginning with total acres of land considered arable, but that is based on assumptions about the future of technology and agriculture.
Smart creams that let your skin absorb an optimal amount of sunlight.
However much value the labor can add to the thing is the amount of wage the person can earn.
The ability of a few people to do a massive amount of damage rises as civilization becomes more complex and destructive power increases.
The latest entry was to a Sharon Dobson in the amount of twenty-five thousand.
The amount of distaste in the Watcher's voice amused him.
I thought it fitting, given the amount of misery she caused men like us.
The souls were barely glimmering; there was no way he'd be able to pull the amount of power he needed to save Deidre.
She stared, knowing no amount of counseling would fix her when this was over.
Dean didn't respond but in his mind agreed the answer made a certain amount of sense, giving the situation.
A certain amount of planning and calculation went into all of her actions.
Please curtail the amount of sweets the children have before dinner.
Unquestionably, an extraordinary amount of talent was present during the Renaissance.
In fact, China produces more food than any other country in the world, triple the amount the United States produces.
About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,000 went for interest on debts.
An ongoing debate is whether a high amount of energy raises a nation or region's gross national product (GNP) or whether rising GNP increases the consumption of energy.
Water isn't scarce either; we have had the same amount forever.
You have to do a banana-amount of work.
After all, China grows more than three times the amount of food we do in the United States, with less land under cultivation.
The principle here is to agree to buy a certain amount of a commodity at a certain price from farmers in these countries.
Roosevelt is saying that freedom itself cannot exist apart from some amount of economic liberty.
Anyone projecting an end to the historical constant of war had better be ready to overcome no small amount of justified skepticism.
In warfare, asymmetry is where something very small can do a huge amount of damage.
Best of all, she could save a substantial amount of money for a down payment on her own place.
As my mate, you are able to use a limited amount of my power, he explained.
Deidre wasn't vindictive, but she still didn't fathom the amount of evil in one's heart it took to kill them.
I've been watching the events unfold with no small amount of entertainment.
"The amount of blood loss and direction and force of the spray looks like his jugular was …" She gasped.
She named a salary figure close to the small amount Dean drew from the Parkside Police Department.
That amount, if melted, would form a cube fifty-five feet on each side.
If you already have a large amount of productivity, technology will amplify it.
If you want to eat a banana, then you have to create a banana-amount of wealth.
Any given nation usually has a large amount of homogeneity.
What does architecture amount to in the experience of the mass of men?
The amount of it is, the imagination give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.
When two legs of my level were on the shore and the third on the ice, and the sights were directed over the latter, a rise or fall of the ice of an almost infinitesimal amount made a difference of several feet on a tree across the pond.
Pierre would have liked to subscribe all he had, but fearing that it might look like pride subscribed the same amount as the others.
When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.
She couldn't fathom the amount of pain he had caused over his lifetime.
Uncertain how to respond, Deidre laughed uncomfortably at the amount of bewilderment his question contained.
At year's end, the bills, totaling a substantial amount, would be culled and donated to charity.
He recognized the healer by the amount of bands winding around his arm.
That he came from the mortal world rather than the Immortal one had left a taint on him that no amount of success could get rid of.
Kiera would never agree to marry someone in so short of a time, but to agree in any amount of time to a man as lethal in appearance as this?
It wasn't the amount of the check Shipton gave you that caught my attention, it was the ink.
Brady stepped from the greencar, not expecting the amount of brass and rank on the secluded mountaintop.
She didn't expect to sleep, not with the amount of anti-sleepers in her system.
A cool breeze swept over the river, and Lana shivered until they neared one of the spits, the one with the least amount of people there.
Lana rushed to him, horrified by the amount of blood soaking his uniform.
I'd guess it's been there a spell—there was a fair amount of dust on it.
There was also a small sheet of white paper listing 11.2 gallons of gas purchased in Aberdeen, Maryland, a mileage figure and the amount of the purchase.
Dean looked at the bottom half of a small register receipt showing the amount of $59.95.
But the old man, finally, with much reluctance, agreed to re-figure the amount stolen when Dean began to ask how frequently deposits were made and offered to check bank records.
The speech he gave in September 1962, announcing that goal, spent a good amount of time justifying the expense and explaining the urgency.
Think about it this way: All the technology accumulated from the dawn of time to today has given us a certain amount of processing power.
The amount of writing we are talking about is staggering.
The Internet has made distributing music easy and has unleashed an astonishing amount of new material.
Even today, the scientific method involves experimentation that almost always necessitates some amount of data collection.
What will change is the amount of data that will be recorded, the speed of the processors, and the cost of storage and computation.
The amount of data stored is so vast that even if we put a number on it, it would be beyond our comprehension.
Imagine a computer culling through this massive amount of data, inconceivably large, and pulling out patterns.
The ability to instantly and, for a very low cost, reliably transfer money to anyone on the planet is a key ingredient in increasing the amount of trade that occurs online.
One failure of the marketplace is the misattribution of the amount of utility an item will bring a person.
Given perfect information, frictionless markets, and other theoretical impossibilities, a finite amount of utility can be achieved in that way.
Sensors can constantly monitor moisture levels in the soil, the size and color of the plants, air quality, nutrient levels in the soil, amount of sunlight, and hundreds of other variables.
Their produce is checked in to the warehouse and each farmer is issued a certificate corresponding to the amount of produce he brought.
Once the amount the fish seller requested is reached, the loan is funded and funds are transferred to her.
Think of how a few thousand years of human civilization got us to a certain amount of computational power.
There was the usual amount of discussion as to a name for me.
If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave.
What does our Concord culture amount to?
Despite Count Bezukhov's enormous wealth, since he had come into an income which was said to amount to five hundred thousand rubles a year, Pierre felt himself far poorer than when his father had made him an allowance of ten thousand rubles.
In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
She watched him, tempted to run away, before realizing the amount of activity in the halls behind her guaranteed her capture.
Her voice has an aspirate quality; there seems always to be too much breath for the amount of tone.
Dean managed to whistle down a young boy who agreed to use his snow blower on Dean's unfinished sidewalk, for an amount Dean considered ridiculous, but he knew he needed to get up to snuff on Shipton's fall before he was totally on the defensive.
In that amount of time she shoved it to the back of her mind again.
We need to get to safety, and I don't have enough food to blow up the amount of trees it'll take to stop a herd of demons.
Besides, Destiny would be there to assist with creating the required amount of restraint.
After a fair amount of fumbling with the lock I was in.
He knew he wasn't collecting fast enough, but the amount left him horrified to imagine how many he was missing.
One morning, while Carmen was cleaning the house, he caught her standing in the living room, confronting the recliner with a questionable amount of courage.