- n. Plural form of twentieth.
“In the Limousin the luckless creature had a special disadvantage, for here the collector of the _taille_ had also to collect the twentieths, and the twentieths were a tax for which even the privileged classes were liable.”
“Hilaire Belloc estimated that nineteen-twentieths of the people in England owned no productive property.”
“It is most deplorable that, in nineteen-twentieths of”
“Let it be his to cause a drove of swine to be driven along by a legion of devils; that is, by six thousand seven hundred, who take possession of these swine — there being three devils and seven-twentieths per pig — and drown them in a lake.”
“That proletariat is certainly the, great mass of the State: it covers about nineteen twentieths of the population if we exclude Ireland, where, as I shall point out in my concluding pages, the reaction against Capitalism, and therefore against its development towards a Servile State, is already successful.”
“Proceeding upon these principles we appear to arrive at the conclusion that nineteen-twentieths of all the writings which have ever been ascribed to Plato, are undoubtedly genuine.”
“Even in 2000 C.E., nineteen-twentieths of mankind were still unassimilated to the organization.”
“During the next one hundred and fifty years it yielded nineteen-twentieths of the revenue.”
“The principal impositions of the French government are these: first, the taille, payed by all the commons, except those that are privileged: secondly, the capitation, from which no persons (not even the nobles) are excepted: thirdly, the tenths and twentieths, called Dixiemes and Vingtiemes, which every body pays.”
“Do you think that he wishes to pay money to the collectors of twentieths?”
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