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 Meanings and Examples of RATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ration
 n.  allotment; allowance; portion; allot; distribute in rations
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  The high-pitched, childish voice answered "Yas'm," and there were sounds of footsteps going out the back way toward the smokehouse where Ellen would ration out the food to the home-coming hands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  "Daytime is enough like a nightmare without my dreaming things," she thought desperately and began hoarding her daily ration to eat it just before she went to sleep.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  The soldiers mixed their ration of corn meal with water, and salt too when they could get it, wrapped the thick paste about their ramrods and roasted the mess over camp fires.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  She did not quite understand it herself; did not know that in the Bjornstams she found her friends, her club, her sympathy and her ration of blessed cynicism.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  Napoleon then led them back to the store-shed and served out a double ration of corn to everybody, with two biscuits for each dog.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
6  The corn ration was drastically reduced, and it was announced that an extra potato ration would be issued to make up for it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
7  The Emperor's gratitude was announced to the vanguard, rewards were promised, and the men received a double ration of vodka.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
8  It was here that the prisoners for the first time received horseflesh for their meat ration.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIV
9  When I reflected on the work I had completed, no less a one than the creation of a sensitive and rational animal, I could not rank myself with the herd of common projectors.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
10  In a fit of enthusiastic madness I created a rational creature and was bound towards him to assure, as far as was in my power, his happiness and well-being.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
11  Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36
12  Her breath, her skin, her lips, all flattered Elinor with signs of amendment; and Marianne fixed her eyes on her with a rational, though languid, gaze.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
13  But it's natural and rational that you should like it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
14  Your sister, Betsey Trotwood,' said my aunt, 'would have been as natural and rational a girl as ever breathed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
15  I tried to calm him, that we might come to something rational; but he got hotter and hotter, and wouldn't hear a word.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  The country cut the bread ration last year.
2  During the war, no one was allowed more than their ration of food, clothing and fuel.
3  The meat ration was down to one pound per person per week.
4  A little solace came at tea-time, in the shape of a double ration of bread--a whole, instead of a half, slice--with the delicious addition of a thin scrape of butter.
5  Because of food shortage, the city began to ration out flour and sugar from yesterday.
6  Life, to be worthy of a rational being, must be always in progression.
7  Conventional economic and accounting theory tends to assume that the process involved is highly rational and orderly.
8  What I'd like us to do is put our cards on the table and discuss the situation in a rational manner.
9  The rational and the irrational complement each other.
10  It all seemed quite rational to me.
11  Priestley's rational outlook in science carried over to religion.
12  One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults.
13  Most rational people don't enjoy that kind of opinionated discourse since it achieves nothing but elevated blood pressure.
14  This was a meal bonus to supplement our meagre rations and kept our spirits up.
15  To me the most alarming feature of the siege is short rations.