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## — and counting

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Used to say that a figure is constantly increasing.

*‘nearly seven years later (and counting), Hackett remains undefeated’**‘Dr. Wilmshurst has spent about the same amount, and counting.’**‘Today, they number over 10 million and counting.’**‘She's still applying for jobs - 50 and counting.’**‘From the peak, prices are now down 29 % (and down to a six-year low) and counting.’**‘Much of the last sort of finance had murky origins in the $1.3 trillion (and counting) returns of international crime.’**‘We went from 13,000 registered people yesterday to now we're at 20,000 and counting.’**‘Gas prices back in January were $3.06 a gallon, now up to $3.77 and counting.’**‘And then out west, pretty big weekend there too, 50 years and counting.’**‘We publish some 75 open access titles now, and counting.’**‘Over the last few weeks, the Bush administration has been busy filling seats left by eight (and counting) departing cabinet secretaries.’*

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