Sentence Examples with the word percent

If about eighty percent of your help left town maybe my nice country inn wouldn't look like Dillinger's hideout and we could get down to business and wrap this up.

Smokers have been both shamed and shunned, and their chief remaining right is the right to pay taxes of more than 100 percent on their cigarettes.

At this writing, the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics counted 14.5 percent of U.S. households struggling to put food on the table at some point in the year.

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She agreed to do so but said she was ninety percent convinced already and asked me to continue.

By one estimate in 1820, 70 percent of Americans farmed.

But let's say only 10 percent of industries will experience this thousandfold increase in productivity.

Heck, even Japan only recently allowed imports of rice and taxes the imports at 500 percent in order to protect their rice farmers.

On the other end of the education spectrum, college degrees are up: A recent Harvard University study reports that 6.7 percent of the world has a college degree, up from 5.9 percent in 2000.

This is less than one-half of 1 percent of world GNP.

There's an eighty two percent chance he'll kill you, if you're not behind those walls, the man replied.