Usage examples for moiety

  1. He has not drawn more than a moiety of the human race. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. The naval pension fund, which consists of a moiety of the avails of prizes captured during the war, amounts to $ 14, 000, 000. Exception is taken to the act of 23d July last, which reduces the interest on the fund loaned to the Government by the Secretary, as trustee, to 3 per cent instead of 6 per cent, which was originally stipulated when the investment was made. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. " I have received but a moiety," said he. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  4. But I think as I must have security for my moiety, for it's a risk- a great risk. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  5. The Watch was under this Experiment the latter End of October, 1765, when upon receiving the Certificate for the Remainder of the first Moiety of my Reward, I was ordered to deliver it to the Board. – Remarks on a Pamphlet Lately published by the Rev. Mr. Maskelyne, Under the Authority of the Board of Longitude by John Harrison
  6. Each year did she remit to the last a moiety of her earnings, and many a half- dollar that had come from Rose's pretty little hand, had been converted into gold, and forwarded on the same pious errand to the green island of her nativity. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  7. The vote of the Notables, therefore, remaining balanced by that of the parliament, the voice of the nation becoming loud and general for the rights of the Tiers- Etat, a strong probability that if they were not allowed one half the representation, they would send up their members with express instructions to agree to no tax and to no adoption of the public debts, and the court really wishing to give them a moiety of the representation, this was decided on ultimately. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  8. 31. The senate decreed, the first day they deliberated in the Capitol, that double taxes should be imposed for that year, one moiety of which should be immediately levied, as a fund from which pay might be given forthwith to all the soldiers, except those who had been at Cannae. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  9. Perhaps his drubbing at the hands of Cobbens had taught him more respect for the class he had been wont to denounce to his followers, and had deprived him of a moiety of his self- assurance. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  10. She sold nearly half of her own fortune, constituted principally of the moiety of her portion which, at Dalibard's death, had passed to herself as survivor, and partly of the share in her deceased husband's effects which the French law awarded to her, and with the proceeds of this sum she purchased an annuity for her victims. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. He divided his pat of butter into two, one half being for the roll and the other for the scone; he drank one moiety of the cup of chocolate after eating the roll, and the other after eating the scone. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  12. Each of the parental half- cells contained, marvellously, the potential moiety of a living personality. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  13. I think I can undertake, he suggested, that the Town Council will contribute a moiety of that sum. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. Resolved unanimously: That each subscriber shall pay the amount of his subscription by three instalments: the first being one moiety in one month from this day; the second being a moiety of the residue in two months; and the remainders in three months: That Mr. William Allan and Mr. Duncan Cameron shall be Treasurers, and shall receive the amount of the said subscriptions; and that they be jointly and severally answerable for all moneys paid into their hands upon the receipt of either of them: That His Honour the Chief Justice, the Honourable P. Russell, the Honourable Captain McGill, the Reverend Mr. Stuart, Dr. Macaulay, Mr. Chewett, and the two Treasurers, be a Committee of the subscribers, with full power and authority to apply the moneys arising from subscriptions, to the purpose contemplated: Provided, nevertheless, that if any material difference of opinion should arise among them, resort shall be had to a meeting of the subscribers to decide. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  15. Regarding Chopin's ancestry there is still a moiety of doubt. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  16. The tickets bearing the horses' names are sold by the auctioneer; the last bidder has to pay twice the sum he bids- one moiety to the man who drew the horse, the other is added to the fund composed of the twenty half- crowns. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  17. But before I entered upon business the schoolmaster recommended me to his tailor, who gave me credit for a suit of clothes, to be paid out of the first moiety of my wages, and they were begun upon that very day; he afterwards accommodated me with a new hat on the same term: so that in a few days I hoped to make a very fashionable appearance. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  18. A stature which greatly exceeded six feet; enormous whiskers, that quite concealed a moiety of his grim countenance; a scar, which was the memorial of a badly healed gash, that had once threatened to divide that moiety in quarters; limbs in proportion; the whole rendered striking by the dress of a sea man; a long, tarnished silver chain, and a little whistle of the same metal, served to render the individual in question sufficiently remarkable. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  19. Whereupon Mr. Ogilvie stopped and modestly hinted that he would accept of at least a moiety of the proffered reward. – Macleod of Dare by William Black