- The party was a total fiasco because the wrong date was given on the invitations.
- England scored a total of 436 runs.
- She shows a total disregard for other people and their feelings.
- The official has shown a total disregard for the needs of the poor.
- I'm afraid that the performance was not a total success.
- The shop took (ie sold goods worth a total of)50000 last week.
- I'm in hock to the tune of (ie I owe a total of) 5000.