Onefifth sentence example

onefifth
  • In consequence, far from applying the " universal service " principle to its full extent, they trained only onefifth of the annual contingent of men found fit for service.
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  • In 1905 the value of the city's factory product was almost onefifth of that for the whole state, and Newark ranked tenth among the manufacturing cities of the entire country.
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  • In 1908 the entire iron-ore product of the state, amounting to 443,161 long tons, was not 1.3% of that of the United States, but the production of the magnetite-ore alone (343,998 long tons) was more than onefifth that of all the United States.
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  • Pop. (1905), 6500, of whom about four-fifths are Christian Albanians or Greeks, and onefifth Moslems. The town is surrounded by dense olive groves, and most of its houses stand in their own gardens.
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  • In its normal shape this impost consisted in a given proportion of the yield, or of certain portions of the yield, of the soil; one-fourth as in India, onefifth as in Egypt, or two separate levies of a tenth as in Palestine, are examples of what may from the last instance be called the " tithe " system.
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