Usage examples for percentage

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. An ordinary, curiosity- seeking crowd would contain a considerable percentage of women. – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
  4. These girls made a large percentage in the school. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. A certain smaller percentage takes itself out through loss of " nerve" generally. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. The percentage of the heavy, vapor- like gas increased. – The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
  14. 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
  15. 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