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per cent.

Latin per centum (by the hundred)
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  • Of the children of married women over forty per cent., and of the children of widows forty-four per cent.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • In Rhode Island, population 40 per cent., insanity 94 per cent.

  • He discounted twenty-five per cent., owing to a recollection of the green veil and spectacles.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • “And liquor is a luxury, and pays thirty per cent.,” she said sadly.

    The Cheerful Smugglers Ellis Parker Butler
  • This shows a diminution of 21 per cent., and the current saying was 'Behold the success of their severity.'

  • As long as they get their ten per cent., the rest can go hang, for all they care!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Model tenements pay a safe five per cent., restore the home, and thereby strengthen the community.

    A Ten Year War Jacob A. Riis
  • We were each to have twenty-five per cent., the remaining twenty-five per cent.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • A sample examined by Dragendorff yielded—strychnine, 0·8 per cent.; brucine, 3·2 per cent.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • And out of that you pay me ten per cent., if I get it through for you.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy

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