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 Meanings and Examples of BILLION
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 n.  the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
Classic Sentence:
1  Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before this ocean rolled.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
2  The packers had secret mains, through which they stole billions of gallons of the city's water.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
3  There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 14
4  At the end of all those billions and trillions of years eternity would have scarcely begun.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
16  By the close of this century another two billion people will have been born.
17  British people chomp their way through more than a billion bars of chocolate every year.
18  It has so far received $45 billion in capital from the Treasury and the Treasury is insuring $300 billion dollars of their assets.
19  The amount of money sent home by migrant workers to their families in Latin America has reached more than $62 billion.
20  An outburst of relief as Stardust finally landed in the Utah desert after a four and a half billion kilometre journey that had taken the craft half way out to Jupiter and through the tail of a comet.
21  But the deal involves a fifteen billion euro cash injection, and may yet fall foul of regulators in Brussels.
22  Investment guru Warren Buffett comes in at number two, worth ten billion less than the mighty Bill.
23  The bank had put $3.9 billion in reserve to cover such costs.
24  The Treasury Department announced plans to sell $50 billion in short term securities next week.
25  It's part of a restructuring programme intended to trim operating costs by a billion dollars.
26  In 2002, almost 1.2 billion human beings lived in glaring poverty, earning less than one dollar a day.
27  The appropriation from the central budget totaled 725.3 billion yuan, an increase of 21.8 percent over the previous year.
28  The year-earlier figure reflected 89.5 billion yen in proceeds from the sale of shares, mainly those of factory-automation systems maker, Fanuc Ltd.
29  The cause for the latest revelry is the fact that the government appears to be in a position to make an $8 billion gain on the stock it holds in Citigroup.
30  The company has also asked for an additional 3.50 billion dollars in aid from the government.