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 Meanings and Examples of PORTION
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portion
 n.  section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole
Classic Sentence: (115 in 8 pages)
1  IN the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilisation.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2  They had reached the very wildest and most desolate portion of the pass when the girl gave a startled cry, and pointed upwards.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
3  Napoleon, with the dogs following him, now mounted on to the raised portion of the floor where Major had previously stood to deliver his speech.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
4  It seemed indeed as if the sullen and malignant eye of Front-de-Boeuf possessed some portion of that supposed power over his unfortunate prisoner.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  Behind them, but still upon the dais or elevated portion of the hall, stood the esquires of the Order, in white dresses of an inferior quality.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  "I have no portion in thee, cruel, hard-hearted man," said the unfortunate maiden.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
7  Connie had a sitting-room on the third floor, the top floor of the central portion of the house.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  They had by dint of being so very much together, got to speak to each other with a considerable portion of apparent indifference and calmness; but he could not do it now.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  This is full of papers belonging to him, to my husband; a small portion only of what I had to look over when I lost him.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
10  Immobility being the chief characteristic of that whole which the person formed portion of, the discontinuance of immobility in any quarter suggested confusion.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
11  The house was encrusted with heavy thatchings, which dropped between the upper windows; the front, upon which the moonbeams directly played, had originally been white; but a huge pyracanth now darkened the greater portion.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
12  Stretching out his long legs, he crossed the pathless portion of the heath somewhat in the direction which Wildeve had taken.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
13  She leant back to obtain more thorough rest, and the soft eastern portion of the sky was as great a relief to her eyes as the thyme was to her head.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
14  The building was of grey, lichen-blotched stone, with a high central portion and two curving wings, like the claws of a crab, thrown out on each side.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
15  After you left I sent down to Stamford's for the Ordnance map of this portion of the moor, and my spirit has hovered over it all day.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Having descended a staircase, traversed a portion of the house below, and succeeded in opening and shutting, without noise, two doors, I reached another flight of steps.
2  The largest portion would go into the players' pockets, but the package included payments into a players' pension account and a donation to selected charities.
3  The largest portion would go into the players' pockets, but the package included payments into a players' pension account, better promotional activities, and a bonus for players who compete in all four Grand Slams and a donation to selected charities.
4  Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events.
5  His views, and those of many of his counterparts in other European countries, may be unpalatable to the liberal political mainstream, but they clearly struck a chord among a portion of the population which is increasingly unsettled by the growing number of immigrants to Europe.
6  Whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
7  However this sentiment is also shared by most of my male friends, a significant portion of whom are game lovers.
8  As the rains continued, the small trickle of water running down the hillside grew into a rivulet that threatened to wash away a portion of the slope.
9  Till, emerging from the total and somewhat dreary silence pervading that portion of the house we had traversed, we came upon the hum of many voices, and presently entered a wide, long room.
10  She attempt to encase each bill or portion of a bill in plastic wrap for preservation.
11  The larger portion of dietary iron is absorbed slowly in its many food sources, including spinach.
12  In May or June bees generally swarm, that is, the bees having become too numerous for the hive, a portion of them go forth to seek a new abode.
13  Salaries take up a considerable portion of our total budget.
14  Only a small portion of the budget is spent on books.
15  The central portion of the bridge collapsed.