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three quarters

n
three of four equal parts or divisions
adv
three-fourths; by or to three out of four equal parts or divisions
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Then a hall, which led to the study, where books and papers were piled on the shelves of a book-case that enclosed three quarters of the big black desk.
Kutuzov did not reply, but when they reported to him that Murat's troops were in retreat he ordered an advance, though at every hundred paces he halted for three quarters of an hour.
There were friends who seemed to be always coming and going across the Channel, on errands about the Bourse, and Greek and Spanish and India and Mexican and par and premium and discount and three quarters and seven eighths.
Mr Lammle came on the scene last, for he was always late, and so were the frequenters always late; all hands being bound to be made late, by private information about the Bourse, and Greek and Spanish and India and Mexican and par and premium and discount and three quarters and seven eighths.
Reckoning ten barrels to the ton, you have ten tons for the net weight of only three quarters of the stuff of the whale's skin.
"My dear Bazin, we pagans, we men of the sword, know very well when a man is made a colonel, or maitre-de-camp, or marshal of France; but if he be made a bishop, archbishop, or pope -- devil take me if the news reaches us before the three quarters of the earth have had the advantage of it!"
Round she came, till she was broadside on to me--round still till she had covered a half and then two thirds and then three quarters of the distance that separated us.
Kit rather wondered what this meant, but as he couldn't stop there, asking questions, he shouldered the box again and followed the girl into the hall, where through a back-door he descried Mr Garland leading Whisker in triumph up the garden, after that self-willed pony had (as he afterwards learned) dodged the family round a small paddock in the rear, for one hour and three quarters.
Operating cash flow for the first three quarters of 2016 was $282.0 million, up 2 percent as compared to the first three quarters of 2015.
Almost 75 percent of whole life writers experienced positive growth with the overall whole life policy count growing two percent in the quarter rendering an increase of four percent during the first three quarters of 2012.
A return to business as usual in terms of new corporate commitments factored heavily in Fairfield County's positive feeling in the first three quarters of the year.
For the first three quarters of 2000 net earnings were $52.4 million, up 19% from 1999's $439 million.