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be comprised of

To be made up of (something). To consist of (something). Your grade is comprised of several factors, such as homework, projects, and test scores.
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comprised of someone or something

made up of someone or something. (The use of of after comprise is regarded as bad grammar by some.) The committee was comprised of representatives from all areas. The dessert was comprised of a number of different delicious substances.
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References in classic literature ?
The first was never to accept anything for true which I did not clearly know to be such; that is to say, carefully to avoid precipitancy and prejudice, and to comprise nothing more in my judgement than what was presented to my mind so clearly and distinctly as to exclude all ground of doubt.
I have in this edition largely condensed and corrected some parts, and have added a little to others, in order to render the volume more fitted for popular reading; but I trust that naturalists will remember, that they must refer for details to the larger publications which comprise the scientific results of the Expedition.
Letters full of heartfelt tenderness reached me; but at two-and-twenty a young man imagines that all women are alike tender; he does not know love from a passing infatuation; all things are confused in the sensations of pleasure which seem at first to comprise everything.
My reader then is not to be surprized, if, in the course of this work, he shall find some chapters very short, and others altogether as long; some that contain only the time of a single day, and others that comprise years; in a word, if my history sometimes seems to stand still, and sometimes to fly.
Earth comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and death.
It comprises a sunken area of extreme tropical heat, and is inhabited by a nation of red men varying but little in manners, customs, and appearance from the balance of the red men of Barsoom.
The isolation of the Kaolians is rendered almost complete by the fact that no waterway connects their land with that of any other nation, nor have they any need of a waterway since the low, swampy land which comprises the entire area of their domain self-waters their abundant tropical crops.
He at the same time carefully weighed his stores of provision, which consisted of tea, coffee, biscuit, salted meat, and pemmican, a preparation which comprises many nutritive elements in a small space.
This comprises all I need say on the subject; except that if I had seen occasion, I had resolved to reprint a few of these details of legal proceedings, from certain old newspapers.
The first rubber compound and the second rubber compound each comprise at least 30 parts per hundred parts of rubber (phr) of silica.
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) has patented pharmaceutical compositions that comprise a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and either a therapeutically effective amount of an ECM-binding fragment of Ang-1 protein that comprises specified sequences or a homologous peptide thereof and pharmaceutical compositions that comprise a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a vector comprising a nucleic acid molecule that comprises the nucleotide sequence that encodes an ECM-binding fragment of Ang-1 protein that comprises specified sequences or a homologous peptide thereof are disclosed.
The AP Stylebook also has probably the most succinct and understandable explanation of the troublesome comprise.
Certain business activities, if they comprise the taxpayer's principal business activity, will preclude the taxpayer from using the new rules.
1 calories/gram, and should comprise 55-65% of caloric intake at each meal.
The hard fact is that all minorities, including blacks, comprise less than 3% of the $758 billion franchise industry.