- 1Consisting of four parts or elements: a quadruple murderMore example sentences
- Four years later he suffered more attacks and needed a quadruple heart bypass that left him with kidney failure.
- He also has overcome bladder cancer and a quadruple bypass on his heart.
- I have also worked on patients during three LVAD implant operations and one quadruple coronary by-pass operation.
- 1.1Consisting of four times as much or as many as usual: a quadruple vodkaMore example sentences
- For linguistics nerds this is like a quadruple vodka.
- The 16-stone defendant had drunk several pints of beer, alcopops and a quadruple vodka.
- Hornewer is demanding over $2 million for a rematch, about quadruple what Byrd earned in April.
- 1.2(Of time in music) having four beats in a bar.More example sentences
- Triple chants have been composed and a few quadruple chants also exist, but in use these become tiresome.
- The second piece is a Gavotta, a moderate dance in quadruple meter.
- All of sudden he does this incredible run where he goes up two octaves and back down in quadruple time.
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- Increase or be increased fourfold: [no object]: oil prices quadrupled in the 1970sMore example sentences
- These socks are now also available in some fancy gift shops with their price tripled or quadrupled.
- Within five years, the nations there had taken ownership of their own oil - and prices had quadrupled.
- Agri-food exports have quadrupled since my first appointment.
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- A quadruple thing, number, or amount.More example sentences
- Now that marriage no longer means much, why not let couples or triples or quadruples of whatever variety get married?
- That, and his extraordinary capacity for self-sacrificing friendship, loyalty and sweet-natured nannying, have been his quadruple of acclaimed lifetime's high-lights.
- It was impossible, Alex Ferguson said during the week, for Manchester United to win the quadruple.
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- He must prove his case doubly, triply, quadruply, and then he must start all over and prove it again.
- And if they've been absent in the past, then they are doubly, nay triply, nay quadruply absent in today's MLB chief executive.
- Where sexuality and reproduction were concerned, slave women were quadruply burdened, by both black and white patriarchy and by both gender and racial oppression.
late Middle English (as a verb): via French from Latin quadruplus, from quadru- 'four' + -plus as in duplus (see duple).
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