the instant, approximately one week after a new moon, when one half of the moon's disk is illuminated by the sun.
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How to use first quarter in a sentence
Those same execs, however, admit to being unclear on the right strategy heading into the end of first quarter and that much of the planning is still focused on the short-term.Marketing Briefing: How the Super Bowl represents a return to normalcy that’s yet to become reality | Kristina Monllos | February 9, 2021 | Digiday
American will operate 45 percent fewer flights in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same time period in 2019, they said.Airlines warn employees they could be furloughed at the end of March | Lori Aratani | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Still, the company said it would raise its dividend in the first quarter of 2021 by 4 percent from the previous quarter.Oil companies’ losses in 2020 were staggering. And that was before the government focused on climate change. | Will Englund | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
While the timing of the iOS 14 changes remains uncertain, we would expect to see an impact beginning late in the first quarter.Facebook predicts ‘significant’ obstacles to ad targeting and revenue in 2021 | Anthony Ha | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
Alipay processed over half of China’s third-party payments transactions in the first quarter of 2020, according to market researcher iResearch, while Tencent handled nearly 40% of the payments in the same period.China’s draft payments rules put Ant, Tencent on notice | Rita Liao | January 22, 2021 | TechCrunch
By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.
I barely have a chance to settle in to my seat when the JV team storms out to a 20-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Earlier this year Malaysian reported its worst first-quarter loss, of $137 million.
In the first quarter, that led to lower spending—either through lower utilization, or lower prices, or some combination thereof.
Private inventories fell by a stunning 70 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from the fourth quarter of 2013.
This engine only took steam during the first quarter of its stroke, the remaining three-quarters were by the expansion.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The proofs of the first quarter of the book were in my hands before I had finished writing the last quarter.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Please send us the bill for our account for the first quarter, so that we can have it audited and send you a check.
At Viviers, it was observed that the number of rainy days was greatest at the first quarter, and least at the last.The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
They flourished most probably in the xiv first quarter of the twelfth century, as Thurkils treatise deals also with fractions.The Earliest Arithmetics in English | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for first quarter
one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring between new moon and full moon, when half of the lighted surface is visible from earth: Compare last quarter
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