Usage examples for tenth

  1. " June tenth," I answered. – The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. We'll have no rent- Agnes gets thirty- light will be almost nothing, and coal about a tenth of what it was- Bert, we'll spend about two hundred a month, all told! – Undertow by Kathleen Norris
  3. Nearly a tenth of the whole garrison died of disease. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  4. I fast twice a week, and I give the tenth of all I possess. – The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth by Eugène Sue
  5. In Lower Canada not one- tenth could write. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  6. On the tenth day came a long letter from Elsli, which gave food for farther conversation. – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  7. Now, when it is considered what a large portion of the capital drawn from England was applied to these wild speculations- sums which, when they were required, could not be realised, as, when the crisis occurred, property thus purchased immediately fell to about one- tenth of what was paid for it- it will be clearly seen that, from this unfortunate mania, a great portion of the present distress must have arisen. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  8. 1970, and make the distance E in same figure equal to about one tenth the diameter of the work. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  9. Didn't you say the tenth floor?" – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  10. In the same reverse order he must consider what he did the day before, the day before that, up to the fifth day, the tenth day, a fortnight ago, a month ago, a year ago; and having in the same manner considered the previous ten and twenty years, and so on up to the time of his conception in this birth, he must then consider the name and form which he had at the moment of death in his last birth. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  11. Charles the Tenth is not popular. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  12. Helen is giving a bridge lunch for Mrs. Marye; she's come up for Frances' wedding on the tenth. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  13. Strike every tenth out, that which doth remain, An equall number with the former shares, And let the tenth alone, th' whole nought doth gain, For infinite to infinite is ever the same. – Democritus Platonissans by Henry More
  14. Oh, you two can't keep from talking, she said, and neither can I, that is, not for very long, but I did keep still until I put the tenth shell on the string, and I'll put it in this little box. – Princess Polly At Play by Amy Brooks
  15. " Ten to one," says Mr. Hopkins; " that is to say, you would make this voyage for the tenth part of what you ask were you sure of returning safe." – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  16. And then one night, when I was cal'atin' and figgerin' on it, I saw that I couldn't get half of 'em into my boat, nor a quarter, nor a tenth- jest a little corner of 'em. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  17. All seemed determined rather than pay the tenth to Alva to pay the whole to the Prince. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  18. Edna herself made the tenth, and at half- past eight they seated themselves at table, Arobin and Monsieur Ratignolle on either side of their hostess. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  19. Who arrived first on the morning of the tenth? – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. On her tenth birthday, nearly a year before, her father had given her Hero for a birthday present; and now that her father was with Washington's army his gift seemed even more precious to his little daughter. – A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia by Alice Turner Curtis