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  • n. one of four equal parts


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  • In North Carolina, only one-quarter of one percent—or .26 percent—of the black students attended desegregated schools in 1961; the figure did not rise above 1 percent until 1965.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Maude Miner, a leading feminist and suffragist and director of the Waverly House for Women, a reformatory in New York City, claimed that one-quarter of prostitutes under her tutelage acquired their attitudes and behaviors from “some actively vicious element or clearly degenerate strain, drunkenness or prostitution.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Historians estimate that women consumed from one-eighth to one-quarter of the spirituous liquor in early America, and early temperance organizations claimed that one hundred thousand women were bona fide “drunkards.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Researchers estimate that at least one-quarter of women living in late colonial American cities were not married.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As minister of state for international cooperation, regional development, and infrastructure, he controls more than one-quarter of Senegal's federal budget, including the energy portfolio.

    Senegal Protests Disrupt Plans for Vice Presidency

  • And from Skolkz and Olillie came Halie, who was one-half Toyaat Indian, one-quarter Innuit, and one-quarter Eskimo.


  • Ward Valley Copper, and all that it stands for, -- practically one-quarter of the world's supply, as I have shown you, -- is a big thing, how big, even we can scarcely estimate.

    Chapter II

  • It helps 5 million families, about one-quarter of all families in Mexico.

    M�xico's Oportunidades program on PBS

  • The second lease, with another Portuguese for three years, gave one-quarter the former return.


  • Tokyo Electric Power won't have nearly one-quarter of its generating capacity by the end of the summer because of nuclear reactors destroyed, closed after the earthquake or offline for regular maintenance.

    Earthquake Leaves Japan's Car Makers Pallid


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