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 Meanings and Examples of QUARTER
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quarter
 n.  one of four equal parts; a fourth part or portion
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She took him by the arm, and walked with him about a quarter of a mile into the country; they arrived at a lonely house, surrounded with gardens and canals.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In VII
2  Cunegonde asked a quarter of an hour to consider of it, to consult the old woman, and to take her resolution.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIII
3  He was a quarter Spaniard, born of a mongrel in Tucuman; he had been singing-boy, sacristan, sailor, monk, pedlar, soldier, and lackey.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
4  Behind the house was a garden, a quarter of an acre in extent.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
5  This quarter of an acre, so poorly planted, so encumbered with mean buildings and sheds, was dear to him, and satisfied his wants.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
6  He entered, then came out a quarter of an hour later.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
7  L'Epingle Noire was already plotting in his own quarter.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE YEAR 1817
8  The streets of the Latin quarter, filled with throngs of students and grisettes, saw the beginning of their dream.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—A DOUBLE QUARTETTE
9  There was, at Montfermeil, near Paris, during the first quarter of this century, a sort of cook-shop which no longer exists.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
10  As his factory was a centre, a new quarter, in which there were a good many indigent families, rose rapidly around him; he established there a free dispensary.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
11  "It is impossible to wait another quarter of an hour," said Madeleine to the peasants, who were staring at him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
12  At the expiration of a quarter of an hour she left her sewing and went to read the Thenardiers' letter once more on the staircase.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
13  She remained thus for a quarter of an hour, her eyes riveted on the door, motionless and apparently holding her breath.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
14  The clock struck a quarter past three.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—SISTER SIMPLICE PUT TO THE PROOF
15  A quarter of an hour passed thus.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—AN ENTRANCE BY FAVOR
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
16  The invention of the radiotelegraph should antecede the development of television by a quarter of a century.
17  He declined to make projections about fourth quarter earnings.
18  Only a quarter of registered voters actually voted in the election.
19  A quarter of all workers admit to taking time off when they are not ill.
20  His agent raked a quarter off everything he earned this time.
21  Cetia expects to announce a PowerPC-based graphics board and a graphic single-board computer in the second quarter.
22  Pushing the number of unit sales up every quarter can't be continued indefinitely.
23  A quarter of current inmates have committed violent crimes.
24  Farmers could see a quarter of their income swallowed up by the interest rate rise.
25  Yesterday, I had breakfast at a quarter past seven.
26  I got a call at quarter of seven one night.
27  Profits fell during the third quarter.
28  Microsoft shrugged off a 14% slump in PC sales during the first quarter to report net income of $6.1bn (£3.9m), up 18% from $5.1bn a year ago, beating analysts' forecasts.
29  Facebook Inc's Instagram lost a quarter of daily users a week after it rolled out and then withdrew policy changes that incensed users who feared the photo-sharing service would use their pictures without compensation.
30  When you see famous people at close quarters, they always appear much smaller than you imagined them.