Usage examples for percent

  1. " Six- percent twenty- thousand- Why, that's not a man- to- man proposition! – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  2. And we can believe, oh, up to eighty percent of what he tells us, and that's sixty percent better than any of the other native princes, except King Kankad, of course. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  3. It is 10 times our expenditures for defense before the war; it amounts to about 10 percent of our expected national income. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. To make fifty thousand credits from one thousandth of one percent royalties on a book selling at five credits the copy, one must needs sell a billion copies. – A World by the Tale by Gordon Randall Garrett
  5. Here, where the gravity was only thirty- eight percent of the terrestrial, that was possible. – Stamped Caution by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  6. The tank holds five gallons; get $ 50 a gallon- a dollar and a half an acre and keep ten percent for yourself. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  7. They were already down to 40 percent – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  8. Recquillart gets ten percent of the profits, besides a small commission as broker. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  9. Like 80 percent of it. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  10. As large as this total might appear, still less than one percent of the twelve million Negroes were recorded in the 1940 census. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  11. Sonya Borisovna got the remaining fifty percent – The Foreign Hand Tie by Gordon Randall Garrett
  12. Vessels could trade only at ports controlled or approved by the Portuguese, where they must pay a duty of 8 percent on all cargo in and out. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  13. It was definitely proven that the values that Arcot and Morey had assigned from purely theoretical calculations were correct to within one- tenth of one percent – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  14. That's just pure, one- hundred percent poppyshit, is all. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  15. That is like spending eighty percent of your building- money on the vestibule of the house. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  16. Today over 90 percent of the people of Latin America live in democracy. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  17. Like many other foods prepared from the roots of plants, it consists of a large percent of starch. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  18. " Congratulations on the mop- up, which I understand was one hundred point oh oh oh percent the officer said. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  19. One- hundred- percent conversion atomic bomb, tailored exactly to fit the job. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith