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ordinary share

noun
1.
British. a share of common stock.
Origin of ordinary share
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • Of course, Gipples came in for his ordinary share of quizzing.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • Thus ended a life characterized by no ordinary share of vicissitude and misfortune.

  • In the greater part of the Cartoons, it does not appear that chiaroscuro had more than an ordinary share of attention.

  • Shiplake has more than the ordinary share of backwaters and bye-streams, and on this account is a favourite resort of anglers.

  • A fellow of my age, with an ordinary share of brains, to go on dreaming and mooning over such sentimental nonsense!

    King of the Castle George Manville Fenn
  • I was mad for experience, for mystery; I wanted more than the ordinary share of knowledge.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • A more than ordinary share of the time of the members was occupied this year in the consideration of private bills.

  • She was certainly a remarkable character, and possessed of no ordinary share of intelligence.

  • The ordinary share capital of the Company, which is exclusively held in Argentina, has been increased to over a million sterling.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • To the traveller they seem inoffensive, almost to timidity, and with a more than ordinary share of "natural affection."

    Siam George B. Bacon

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