in summary


: as a brief statement of the most important information in a piece of writing or speech
In summary, we need to take better care of the poor in our city.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Until the late summer, the data on thoserecords had been released in summary form by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which collects death certificates from county medical examiner’s offices during states of emergency. David Fleshler,, 24 Dec. 2020 This publication contains information in summary form and is therefore intended for general guidance only. Quartz Creative For The Ey Organization, Quartz, 27 Apr. 2023 Yet what sounds in summary like a grim slog through private obsession is distinguished by bleak humor, remarkably vivid dialogue and flint-sharp prose. Timothy Farrington, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 And because Nielsen’s firsthand testimony raised questions about whether the church misrepresented its use of tithing, the district judge was wrong to side against Huntsman in summary judgment. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 In response, the county is fighting back, with plans to ask a judge to throw the lawsuit out of court in summary judgment before the case proceeds to trial in February. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2021 Greek authorities didn't immediately respond to the report but have repeatedly denied claims that security forces are involved in summary deportations. Derek Gatopoulos, Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 Some information eventually would be made public, but only in summary form. Claire Healy, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2022 Among the economist's tips for lower-carbon living in The Climate Book are keeping electronic products for much longer, buying less brand-new fashion, minimizing short-haul flights—in summary, possessing and using less, and sharing more. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2022 See More

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“In summary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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