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three quarters Line breaks: three quar|ters

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Definition of three quarters in English:

plural noun

Three of the four equal parts into which something may be divided: three quarters of an hour
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  • Over a half to three quarters of all the people who lived in that area have died.
  • About half of my friends play musical instruments, and three quarters of them play an instrument with which to make dance music.
  • Around three quarters of women experience nausea in early pregnancy and around half also vomit.

adverb

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To the extent of three quarters: Vermont is more than three quarters woodland
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  • The drama unfolded at about 5pm, as the group were three quarters through the walk, when a strong gust of wind picked up Mr Smith.
  • The oxygen level in her blood is three quarters that of a healthy person and this means her heart has to work harder as she grows to pump oxygen around her body.
  • The former girl group member is playing at here in June and, after less than a week, the show is now three quarters sold.

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