SURPLUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SURPLUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  remainder; more than is needed; quantity much larger than is needed; remaining
Classic Sentence:
1  She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  Having filled his pipe, he put the surplus tobacco back again, as if his pocket were a drawer.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
3  All the profits of labor, on which they might improve their position, and gain leisure for themselves, and after that education, all the surplus values are taken from them by the capitalists.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 25
4  Divide it in halves, give half as the share of labor, the surplus left you will be greater, and the share of labor will be greater too.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 28
5  They carried on their farm operations with mules and they had no surplus of these, seldom more than four.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
6  Mrs. Gryce had a kind of impersonal benevolence: cases of individual need she regarded with suspicion, but she subscribed to Institutions when their annual reports showed an impressive surplus.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
7  After the war this system was attractive to the freedmen on account of its larger freedom and its possibility for making a surplus.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
8  Without any unusual occurrence I reached Hampton, with a surplus of exactly fifty cents with which to begin my education.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter III.
Example Sentence:
1  Western countries often dumped surplus goods into Third World countries.
2  Wheat was in surplus that year.
3  Japan is in the enviable position of having a budget surplus.
4  The pension fund is in surplus.
5  We are unlikely to produce any surplus this year.
6  Bush said the surplus is the people's money not the government.