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  • n. a half expressed as a percentage


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  • It's an interesting thing, I don't want to talk too long, but it is an interesting thing that over fifty percent of my enlisted men clients were kids from small Catholic colleges who had been educated enough in these little rinky-dink Catholic colleges by the brothers and priests and lay teachers to know that they were getting rooked, but because they were Irish or Italian or German and not socially powerful enough to put

    Oral History Interview with Maury Maverick, October 27, 1975. Interview A-0323. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • "And fifty percent filling out nonsimplified funding forms," I said.

    Futures Imperfect

  • “Thestation’s gone to emergency gravity, and I’m guessing the old units in section 3 are barely holding on at fifty percent efficiency.”


  • The bookstore had Angel in My Condo and The Cherubim Cookbook on a sale rack, and The Angel Calendar was marked fifty percent off.

    Futures Imperfect

  • But the fifty percent provision stipulated that fifty percent of the forest on any given fazenda had to be saved.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • This provision let’s call it the fifty percent provision related to tax structure and land rights in the Amazon region, including that area known as the Manaus Free Zone, which encompassed a handful of ranches such as Fazenda Esteio.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • "The only way the committee will authorize a breeding mission for the Amity is if at least fifty percent of the original crewers and all of the senior officers agree to stay with it.



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