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 Meanings and Examples of OUNCE
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ounce
 n.  unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound
Classic Sentence:
1  It was only to be had from the druggists as you nowadays buy an ounce of rhubarb.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
2  And this, good friends, is ambergris, worth a gold guinea an ounce to any druggist.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
3  With these he constructed a sort of Eastern divan, upon which he perched himself cross-legged, with an ounce of shag tobacco and a box of matches laid out in front of him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
4  His head was down and his shoulders rounded, as he put every ounce of energy that he possessed on to the pedals.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
5  Dantes noticed that the captain of The Young Amelia had, as he neared the land, mounted two small culverins, which, without making much noise, can throw a four ounce ball a thousand paces or so.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
6  Two mutton-chops, three potatoes, some split peas, a little flour, two ounces of butter, a pinch of salt, and all this black pepper.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVI
7  He had hardly achieved this very unusual gymnastic performance, when Mr. Bumble brought him, with his own hands, a basin of gruel, and the holiday allowance of two ounces and a quarter of bread.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  Mischiefs come by the pound and go away by the ounce.
2  A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt.
3  An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom.
4  If only my father had possessed an ounce of business sense.
5  She hasn't an ounce of common sense.
6  An ounce in liquid measure is different from an ounce in dry measure.
7  The price of silver will double before ending the year at around 20 USD an ounce and gold will again surpass the 1000 USD mark, finishing the year at 1150 USD.
8  ORG provides you with fast loading charts of the current gold price per ounce, gram and kilogram in 23 major currencies.
9  Pour all but about 2 ounces of the beer over onions in skillet and cook them down over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all beer evaporates and onions are soft.
10  The radio only weighs a few ounces and is smaller than a cigarette packet.