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 Meanings and Examples of FRACTION
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 n.  a numerical quantity that is not a whole numbers; a very small amount
Classic Sentence:
1  There was nothing especially arduous in this round of religious obligations; but it stood for a fraction of that great bulk of boredom which loomed across her path.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  The price of the dressing-case was still in her pocket; and drawing out her little gold purse she slipped a liberal fraction of the amount into Miss Farish's hand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
3  Celeste had not yet sent in her account, and secondly, the amount it represented was only a fraction of the sum that Lily needed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
4  'He lays in five and twen-ty foot of ground, if he lays in a fraction,' said Mr. Omer, pleasantly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  She did not remember the precise sum, but it appeared that the German had worked it out to the fraction of a farthing.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 27
6  Looking at this or that member of the group was not observing a complete thing, but a fraction of a thing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
7  I sprang for the foot-path and saved myself by the fraction of a second.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
8  And fractions presented no difficulties to her at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  He felt there was something unbecoming about a woman understanding fractions and business matters and he believed that, should a woman be so unfortunate as to have such unladylike comprehension, she should pretend not to.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
10  He was so clever; he could reckon fractions in his head.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Context  Highlight   In THE SNOW QUEEN
11  Then the Society of Equal Workingmen which was divided into three fractions, the levellers, the communists, the reformers.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  Reputable charities spend the lion's share of donations on aid and a tiny fraction on administration.
2  Fake designer watches are sold at a fraction of the price of the genuine article.
3  A mere fraction of available wind energy is currently utilized.
4  Most humans only use a fraction of their total useful brainpower.
5  The car stopped within a fraction of an inch of the wall.
6  The car missed me by a fraction of an inch.
7  I got these shoes at a fraction of the original price.
8  It is good to recall that astronomers cover only a tiny fraction of the sky at any time.
9  She hesitated for a fraction of a second before responding.
10  To add insult to injury, this whole island is a duty-free zone and cigarettes cost a fraction of the heavily-taxed tobacco in the rest of Norway.