keep count


: to remember or keep a record of a number or total
He's had so many different girlfriends lately that I no longer can keep count.
often + of
She is keeping count of the hours she spends watching TV.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bilal doesn’t keep count of how many people attend the mosque. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 For those who keep count, the two flavors contain 4% alcohol by volume, less than 110 calories and under 5 grams of sugar per can. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 17 Oct. 2022 This gallinaceous volume — possibly his 32nd, who can keep count? — includes a gallery of his paintings of chickens, anecdotes from his remarkable life and recipes that are more story than instruction. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 1 Oct. 2022 Here in Izyum, one of 20 towns and cities liberated in the recent surprise Ukrainian counteroffensive, investigators are struggling to keep count of the bodies being recovered from beneath the forest floor. Erin Mclaughlin, NBC News, 19 Sep. 2022 Ozzy doesn’t keep count, and in fact always found the calendar-keeping associated with Alcoholics Anonymous to be a nuisance. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 10 Sep. 2022 Some variations to try: Hide pieces of a puzzle around the house (be sure to keep count). Orlando Sentinel Staff, Orlando Sentinel, 31 May 2022 Random passers-by, some in vehicles, others on foot, often make known their disapproval of Mr. Henry’s work — so often, in fact, that Mr. Henry, who is Black, began to keep count of the many times he or a Black crew member were called an incendiary racial slur. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 While the state does not keep count of the number of students in private schools and in homeschools, Marsh told Alabama Daily News approximately 60,000 students attend private schools, and another 10,000 students are enrolled in a homeschool program. al, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Keep count.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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