01. He gives a small [portion] of his earnings to charity every payday.
02. I put a [portion] of my salary into a savings account each month to use for our summer vacation.
03. I like this restaurant; they give you enormous [portions] of food at a very reasonable price.
04. A significant [portion] of the population of Quebec wants to separate from Canada, and form their own country.
05. That restaurant offers children's [portions] of all their main courses at a reduced price.
06. My grandmother always gave us huge [portions] of apple pie when we went to her house for supper on Sundays.
07. William Wordsworth wrote that the best [portion] of a good man's life are his little, nameless, un-remembered acts of kindness and of love.
08. There is a Congolese proverb which observes that the [portion] that a man keeps for himself is usually not the smallest.
09. The eastern [portion] of Pakistan seceded in 1971 as the independent nation of Bangladesh.
10. Your ability to retire in comfort may depend on how wisely you invest a [portion] of your income during your working years.
11. We brought enough dessert to the potluck supper so that everyone present could have a small [portion].
12. John Robbins once noted that there can be no national security as long as the basic human needs of large [portions] of humanity are not met.
13. Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is a divided city, with the northern [portion] occupied by Turks, and the southern section by Greeks.
14. Many women and children in the north of Sudan spend a large [portion] of their day finding enough water to keep themselves and their animals alive.
15. Wales occupies the western, and smallest [portion] of the island of Britain.
16. Only about 20 families of mountain gorillas remain in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's [portion] of Virunga Park.
17. Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated that the only gift is a [portion] of thyself.
18. The United States formally occupied its [portion] of Samoa in 1900.

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  • Portion — Por tion, n. [F., from L. portio, akin to pars, partis, a part. See {Part}, n.] 1. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A part considered by itself, though not actually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • portion — UK US /ˈpɔːʃən/ noun [C] ► a part or share of something larger: »A large portion of the company s profits is ploughed back into new projects. »These products account for a relatively small portion of sales. ► COMMERCE the amount of a particular… …   Financial and business terms

  • Portion — Sf std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. portio ( ōnis), wohl verwandt mit l. pars ( rtis) Teil .    Ebenso nndl. portie, ne. portion, nfrz. portion, nschw. portion, nnorw. porsjon; Proportion. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 602f.; Röhrich 2 (1992), 1192.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • portion — [pôr′shən] n. [OFr < L portio (gen. portionis), portion < * partio < pars, PART1] 1. a part or limited quantity of anything, esp. that allotted to a person; share 2. the part of an estate received by an heir 3. the part of a man s money… …   English World dictionary

  • Portion — Por tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Portioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Portioning}.] 1. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute. [1913 Webster] And portion to his tribes the wide domain. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To endow with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portion — (franz. portion, lat. portio zugemessene Menge v. part Teil) bezeichnet einen abgemessenen Teil. Dabei wird oft auf einen bestimmter Anspruch oder ein bestimmtes Bedürfnis Bezug genommen. Er wird oft im Zusammenhang mit Speisen gebraucht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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