AVERAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AVERAGE
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average
 n.  a standard or level that is considered to be typical
 n.  result by adding two or more amounts and dividing by number of amounts:
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  The average size of Negro families has undoubtedly decreased since the war, primarily from economic stress.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
2  In a more prosperous year the situation is far better; but on the average the majority of tenants end the year even, or in debt, which means that they work for board and clothes.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
3  The average metayer pays from twenty to thirty per cent of his crop in rent.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
4  The average American can easily conceive of a rich land awaiting development and filled with black laborers.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
5  I have sought to paint an average picture of real relations between the sons of master and man in the South.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
6  The average audience, I have come to believe, wants facts rather than generalities or sermonizing.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
7  The average crank has a long beard, poorly cared for, a lean, narrow face, and wears a black coat.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
8  Out of the twelve months in a year I suppose that, on an average, I spend six months away from Tuskegee.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
9  It may be remarked, in passing, that the number of compositions in which the word "beauteous" was over-fondled, and human experience referred to as "life's page," was up to the usual average.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  I was born and raised in the South, and I've lived in the North; so I know the average all around.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
11  The average man don't like trouble and danger.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
12  Which was sound enough judgment; but you take the average man, and he wouldn't wait for him to howl.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV.
13  There were eight whales, an average pod.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
14  On an average, the tunneling cost a life a day and several manglings; it was seldom, however, that more than a dozen or two men heard of any one accident.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
15  That was a good haul, he said, better than average.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
Example Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
16  Most courses involve an average of eight hours attendance at college each week.
17  The technical details mean nothing to the average punter.
18  The national average is just over two children per family.
19  The summers out here are not congenial to the average North European.
20  These boots are for the professional rather than for the average player.
21  The six principal roles in this opera have an average vocal range of two octaves.
22  The murder rate in the city has risen to four times the national average.
23  The boats remain at sea for an average of ten days at a time.
24  I've got two bright students, but the rest are average.
25  The average turnaround for a passport application is six working days.
26  One can extrapolate the size of the building from the measurements of an average room.
27  A regressive tax structure is one in which the average tax rate falls as income level rises.
28  I was just a very average run-of-the-mill kind of student.
29  Last year, the average short-term bond fund gained about 9%, according to Morningstar.
30  Five to ten rhinos are killed every year on average, mostly during Assam's devastating floods because they have to flee Kaziranga's low marshy lands to higher hills where they cannot be guarded.