two-thirds


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two-thirds

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two thirds

pron
(Mathematics) two out of three equal parts of something
adv
(Mathematics) to the extent of being two out of three equal parts of something
adj
(Mathematics) of, relating to, or consisting of two out of three equal parts of something
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Noun1.two-thirds - two of three equal parts of a divisible wholetwo-thirds - two of three equal parts of a divisible whole
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
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Her little airs and graces were much admired, so were her accomplishments, for besides her drawing, she could play twelve tunes, crochet, and read French without mispronouncing more than two-thirds of the words.
He had some reason for thinking of his dress, for he was making about eleven dollars a week, and two-thirds of it he might spend upon his pleasures without ever touching his savings.
That is, when I hold a fair hand -- two-thirds as good a hand as the enemy.
3,228 feet above the level of the lake--therefore full two-thirds of our journey had been accomplished.
if you happened to touch her, when she warn't noticing, she done the same; she couldn't face noway and be satisfied, because she allowed there was something behind her every time -- so she was always a-whirling around sudden, and saying "ouch," and before she'd got two-thirds around she'd whirl back again, and say it again; and she was afraid to go to bed, but she dasn't set up.
He ran to his room overhead and brought down a bottle which was two-thirds full.
A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again -- for he was measuring, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came decisively down upon Tom's leg and began a journey over him, his whole heart was glad -- for that meant that he was going to have a new suit of clothes -- without the shadow of a doubt a gaudy piratical uniform.
Two-thirds of my income goes in paying the interest of mortgages.
The remaining portion was divided between Andrew and Selina -- two-thirds to the brother; one-third to the sister.
At two-thirds of a league from the Barrier--I did not estimate the distance at that time, but afterwards when I traversed it--it struck out of the main avenue, and presently stopped at a solitary house, We all three alighted, and walked, by a damp soft footpath in a garden where a neglected fountain had overflowed, to the door of the house.
He drank two-thirds of it himself; I think that he would have drunk it all had not his thirst been slaked; but when he had done he gave what was left to his mother, and she finished it.
It would make two-thirds of the telephones, cables, and switchboards of all countries.