Usage examples for surplus

  1. The roots and lower parts of the plants may be preserved, however, by setting them out for a hedge on level ground, instead of ridges as usual, and plowing a furrow three feet from each side of the row, to drain off surplus water. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  2. He had been saving up for the great voyage and a little surplus wherewith to support him in Palestine while looking about him. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  3. For the effects of both these causes, the surplus over 40, 000 would be a liberal allowance. – Slavery and the Constitution by William Ingersoll Bowditch
  4. I did deceive you at times, but now and then I shared with you the surplus of some fortunate deal. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  5. If she cannot employ the growing masses who depend upon export industries, she must let her surplus people- and with them a part of her capital- emigrate. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  6. Dave was good to cats: if a cat had a family where Dave was round, he'd see her all right and comfortable, and only drown a fair surplus. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  7. It would be like the coal states refusing to sell their surplus to the country at large. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  8. In the frequent Wadys, which carry off the surplus rain of the hills, scrub and thorn trees grow in dense thickets, and the grass is temptingly green. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  9. If you adopt this line of policy, and if, as I anticipate, you will see no enemy in great force approaching, you will have a surplus of force, which you can withdraw from these points and direct to others, as may be needed, the railroads furnishing ready means of reinforcing their main points, if occasion requires. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  10. Both socks and stockings were occasionally sold in the country stores, but they were almost exclusively the surplus products of the industry of women on the farms round about. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  11. The surplus earth dug out in forming the foundations and cellars of the house, or rubbish from an old building, will help to make up the terrace levels and save the cost of wheeling and carting the rubbish away. – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  12. In the lower stage of barbarism production was carried on for use only; any acts of exchange were confined to single cases when a surplus was accidentally realized. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  13. Isabelle, returning to her home that fall, with a slight surplus of vitality, was eager for life. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  14. If his work were planting beans, he would get none planted surely while on the stump; but so he might be saved the ungracious task of giving away his surplus beans to bean- ridden friends for the summer. – The Hills of Hingham by Dallas Lore Sharp