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 Meanings and Examples of QUANTITY
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
quantity
 n.  amount or number of something, especially that can be measured
 n.  an adequate or large amount
Classic Sentence: (83 in 6 pages)
1  We accordingly brought him back to the deck and restored him to animation by rubbing him with brandy and forcing him to swallow a small quantity.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
2  This was a new scene to us mountaineers; the majestic oaks, the quantity of game, and the herds of stately deer were all novelties to us.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
3  Oppressed by the recollection of my various misfortunes, I now swallowed double my usual quantity and soon slept profoundly.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
4  She had drunk a quantity of champagne and during the course of her song she had decided ineptly that everything was very very sad--she was not only singing, she was weeping too.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
5  But there was a quantity of chalk about our country, and perhaps the people neglected no opportunity of turning it to account.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
6  Rather tall, of a lithe nimble figure, extremely pale, with large faded eyes, and a quantity of streaming hair.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
7  So now, as an infallible way of making little ease great ease, I began to contract a quantity of debt.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
8  Here, Mr. Trabb had taken unto himself the best table, and had got all the leaves up, and was holding a kind of black Bazaar, with the aid of a quantity of black pins.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXV
9  As to the quantity of wine, his post-office was as indifferent and ready as any other post-office for its quantity of letters.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVIII
10  I saw by his tilting of the bottle that there was no great quantity left in it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
11  We had a merry game, not made the less merry by the Doctor's mistakes, of which he committed an innumerable quantity, in spite of the watchfulness of the butterflies, and to their great aggravation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
12  The milkman, after shaking his head at her darkly, released her chin, and with anything rather than good-will opened his can, and deposited the usual quantity in the family jug.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
13  The quantity of walking exercise I took, was not in this respect attended with its usual consequence, as the disappointment counteracted the fresh air.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
14  I found Uriah in possession of a new, plaster-smelling office, built out in the garden; looking extraordinarily mean, in the midst of a quantity of books and papers.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
15  Now, I add this small quantity of blood to a litre of water.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Prices vary according to the quantity ordered.
2  The police also found a quantity of ammunition in the flat.
3  It's just very time consuming to get such a large quantity of data.
4  Gas was detected in sufficient quantity to warrant careful monitoring.
5  Forensic examination revealed a large quantity of poison in the dead man's stomach.
6  His work is good in respects of quality but bad in respect of quantity.
7  Quality is better than quantity.
8  It's wrong to sacrifice quality to quantity.
9  Mathematics is the science of pure quantity.
10  In algebra, the sign X usually denotes an unknown quantity.
11  Today the Jewish bloc is interested primarily in Palestine and will continue to be an uncertain quantity right up to the time of election.
12  Please tell us the residual quantity as soon as you finish this noon.
13  A food supplement is a preparation intended to supply nutrients, which are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet.
14  Then it occurred to him that the great adventure itself must be a dream! There was one very strong argument in favor of this idea -- namely, that the quantity of coin he had seen was too vast to be real.
15  The unhealthy nature of the site; the quantity and quality of the children's food; the brackish, fetid water used in its preparation; the pupils' wretched clothing and accommodations.