fifths

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  • In actual fact, however, only about two-fifths get any high school training. Cited from Wage Earning and Education, by R. R. Lutz
  • I'll give you two fifths, and put a hundred against your thirty. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863, by Various
  • Some four-fifths of the weight of the human body are nothing but water. Cited from Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Vol. 17 New Series, No. 439, May 29, 1852
  • In man, for example, water provides about four-fifths of the whole weight. Cited from The Man With The Broken Ear, by Edmond About
  • Its foreign trade is, indeed, almost three fifths of that of the whole empire. Cited from Up To Date Business, by Various
  • About four-fifths of the population lives within of the United States border.
  • Four-fifths of the men and women who do great things are country-bred. Cited from The Fat of the Land, by John Williams Streeter
  • The Black Death may have killed two fifths of the population of the city.
  • Of the remaining two-fifths a considerable portion is either mountain or desert. Cited from Messages and Papers of Grover Cleveland, Ed. by James D. Richardson
  • New York City is home to more than two-fifths of the state's population.
  • The bottom two-fifths are now covered by trees, with the middle fifth being laid to grass.
  • The central light is entirely missing and that to the south is two-fifths lost.
  • Clarke County thus lost one-third of its population and three-fifths of its land area.
  • Almost four fifths of the air around us is made up of nitrogen. Cited from General Science, by Bertha M. Clark
  • They may increase their length sixfold and be two-fifths as long as their mother before being born.
  • Reports of the time show about two-fifths of all the models were damaged either by fire or water.
  • When we asked a three-fifths representation in Congress for our section was it not granted? Cited from Hidden Treasures, by Harry A. Lewis
  • In so doing, he allowed the remaining fifths to stay pure.
  • Thus we went on nearly four fifths of our passage, when satan at last got the upper hand. Cited from The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, by Olaudah Equiano
  • Two-fifths of the army's soldiers were either ill or missing.
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Root form of fifths is fifth for the noun.

Meaning of fifths

  • noun A quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a united states gallon
  • noun Position five in a countable series of things
    he was fifth out of several hundred runners
  • noun The musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it