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 Meanings and Examples of TENTH
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 a.  coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position
 n.  a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  He says that you have here the most ill-starred of all those who fought nine years before the city of King Priam and sailed home in the tenth year after having sacked it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK V
2  Nine days and nine nights did we sail, and on the tenth day our native land showed on the horizon.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK X
3  Hence I was carried along for nine days till on the tenth night the gods stranded me on the Ogygian island, where dwells the great and powerful goddess Calypso.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XII
4  There we fought for nine whole years, but in the tenth we sacked the city of Priam and sailed home again as heaven dispersed us.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XIV
5  Nine days did I drift but in the darkness of the tenth night a great wave bore me on to the Thesprotian coast.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XIV
6  Upon the tenth day we were chased by two pirates, who soon overtook us; for my sloop was so deep laden, that she sailed very slow, neither were we in a condition to defend ourselves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
7  He had been their childhood playmate and had been given to the twins for their own on their tenth birthday.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
8  Well, thunder, we submerged tenth down here in Swede Hollow are no worse off than you folks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
9  He mispronounced a tenth of the words he had from books, but he knew it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  From that part, the remaining ribs diminished, till the tenth and last only spanned five feet and some inches.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
11  Edna herself made the tenth, and at half-past eight they seated themselves at table, Arobin and Monsieur Ratignolle on either side of their hostess.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
12  But I must be going, said Stepan Arkadyevitch, getting up for the tenth time.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 7
13  I wanted to be for the tenth time, but the post was taken, said Count Siniavin to the pretty Princess Tcharskaya, who had designs on him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 5
14  On the tenth day from their arrival at the town, Kitty was unwell.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 20
15  The Guards had already left Petersburg on the tenth of August, and her son, who had remained in Moscow for his equipment, was to join them on the march to Radzivilov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  The community has dwindled to a tenth of its former size in the last two years.
2  October is the tenth month of a year.
3  Sixty per cent of all marital separations occur before the tenth year of marriage.
4  Over a tenth of the population have secure, undemanding jobs.
5  Another accessory is a tripod, which is needed to prevent camera shake especially when the shutter speed drops below tenth second at a wide angle shot.
6  We scale the model to be one tenth of actual size.
7  Thank you for your luncheon invitation for Sunday afternoon, January the tenth, at one o'clock.