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  • v. Present participle of quintuple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. increasing by a factor of five


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  • Such battles are playing out across the U.S., from Litchfield, Conn., where officials argue that quintupling the size of an 1870s building to house a synagogue would mar the historic downtown, to Yuba City, Calif., where a county supervisor opposed a Sikh temple in an agricultural zone for interfering with the "right to farm."

    Church Turns to Higher Authority in Zoning Battle

  • An astonishing quintupling of Nasdaq stock prices coincided with an extraordinary proliferation of stock options, which the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances found were granted to 11% of U.S. families by 2001, and with a reduction in the capital gains tax to 20% from 28%, which encouraged much greater realization of taxable gains through stock sales.

    Obama's Soak-the-Rich Tax Hikes Won't Work

  • His head quintupling in size was a concern, certainly; but when the same had just happened to POTUS Jr., it meant a major situation.

    Grand Heads for America: A Fable of Exceptionalism

  • The ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan fund took in $45 million of new money from Tuesday through Thursday, nearly quintupling in size in three days, according to TrimTabs.

    Some Investors Are Betting That Japan Will Rise Again

  • The Board of Audit and Inspection on Thursday urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to dismiss Kim Eun-seok , the ministry's ambassador for energy and resources, after its investigation concluded he had ordered a rare government press release on a resources deal that caused a quintupling in the share price of a local mining company.

    Diamond Scandal Spreads in Seoul

  • Detention has reached crisis proportions, quintupling from 6,280 beds in 1996 to the current daily capacity of 33,400 beds.

    End ICE Abuse: The Tragic Costs of Immigration Detention

  • Getty Images Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich But that was an unrepeatable windfall resulting from the quintupling of Nasdaq stocks—combined with (1) the proliferation of nonqualified stock options that have since been thwarted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and (2) the 1997 cut in the capital gains tax to 20%.

    Why 70% Tax Rates Won't Work

  • Getty Images Cam Newton A proposed bill in the Arkansas legislature is seeking to crack down on agents who provide illegal benefits to college athletes in the state, upgrading the offense to a felony, quintupling the fine to $250,000 and expanding the definition of "agent" to anyone who's trying to get money to or off of an athlete.

    Newton's Law Set in Motion in Arkansas

  • Traditional counter-insurgency doctrine suggests the necessity of deploying more than 600,000 troops, which would mean quintupling current force levels.

    Doug Bandow: President Obama: Why Are We in Afghanistan?

  • The SEC ultimately adjusted the terms of the settlement by adding new charges, nearly quintupling the fine and adding more sanctions.

    SEC sued Goldman Sachs to break an impasse


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