Usage examples for percentage

  1. He had to pay so much a year for the title, and a certain percentage on the profits from his business. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  2. As the State banks are in large degree country banks, it is probable that the percentage of commodity collateral as compared with stock exchange collateral for State banks would be larger than for national banks. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  3. The percentage of the heavy, vapor- like gas increased. – The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
  4. Under favorable conditions fully as large a percentage of cauliflowers will head as of cabbages, so that in a good location, with proper care, the cauliflower crop is a profitable one. – The Cauliflower by A. A. Crozier
  5. Well, that was a better percentage than she had thought she might hope for, thought Olwen as she turned away. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  6. Hardly any of the churches escaped without a serious loss and the percentage in most cases was from twenty- five to seventy per cent. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  7. You certainly can add one more fixed charge to your business, and that fixed charge should be a percentage of your cash receipts. – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  8. However, we have found reason to conclude that Kinley's wholesale deposits include a large percentage of manufacturers' deposits. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  9. The great improvements of our day in labor- saving machinery, and its application to agriculture, enable the nation to be fed with a less percentage of its total force thus applied, and leave a larger margin of population free to engage in such other pursuits as are best carried on in large cities. – Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883 by William C. Kingsley Seth Low Franklin Edson
  10. These girls made a large percentage in the school. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  11. An ordinary, curiosity- seeking crowd would contain a considerable percentage of women. – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
  12. 187. Why is it not possible to value many vegetable foods simply on the basis of percentage of nutrients present? – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  13. It has been suggested that because the milk of the goat contains a heavy percentage of fat, it is a proper substitute for mothers' milk for babies. – Practical Angora Goat Raising by C. P. Bailey
  14. These are special cases in which I think power to attach a man's wages up to a certain percentage would be a just and reasonable proposition. – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  15. This is much nearer the actual percentage, but I have reason to believe, as will be seen hereafter, that even this percentage is far too high. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  16. The percentage offered by the subscription houses was only about half as much as that paid by the trade, but the sales were so much greater that the author could very well afford to take it. – The Man of Letters as a Man of Business by William Dean Howells
  17. A certain smaller percentage takes itself out through loss of " nerve" generally. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  18. We can never find its distance accurately to one or two billions of miles; but still we have a consciousness that an uncertainty amounting to twenty billions is too large a percentage of the whole. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  19. In this responsible position, he could find his way on important Committees, be able to squander the resources of the County, and by his vote and influence assist in passing the most exorbitant claims, of which, it is to be presumed, he received a satisfactory percentage. – A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856 by Stephen Palfrey Webb