• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Three-quarter (Paint) Measuring thirty inches by twenty-five; -- said of portraitures.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without beingable tomake change for a dollar.
    • three-quarter Involving anything three fourths of its normal size or proportions; specifically, noting a size of portraiture measuring 30 inches by 25, or a portrait delineated to the hips only.
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  • Simone Weil
    “Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.”


In literature:

They sat down on a pile of lumber to wait the three-quarters of a minute.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
No house in Esdud could have afforded shelter for more than three quarters of him.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
The violin of 1708 weighs three-quarters of a pound.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Three-quarters of this inserted matter had lost all vestige of importance for any living human being: one bundle had not.
"A Thin Ghost and Others" by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
I have made the attempt by land and water, and that in three quarters of the world.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
The city has an area of ten and three-quarter square miles.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Three-quarters of our business, you see, is merely a matter of routine.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The difficulties were so great that the column moved only three-quarters of a mile an hour.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
It was three-quarters of a mile to the station, and there was no time to parley.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
Glauber's salt at the boil for three-quarters of an hour.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech

In poetry:

Within three quarters of a yeare
His gold and fee it waxed thinne,
His merry men were from him gone,
And left himselfe all alone.
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
Waiting for care to run away,
We've lost three quarters of a day.
Nor could, when supper time came on,
Eat much--his appetite was gone.
"The Cobbler" by William Hutton
He had not beene in Edenborrow
Nor three quarters of a yeare,
But some did give him and some said nay,
And some bid "to the deele gang yee!
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
Ah, surely he'll come, when the waiting is ended,
To fly the stiff fences and take him in hand,
Blue-ribboned once more, and three-quarters extended,
Hard-held for the cheers from the fence and the stand.
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
And so we sat a-talkin' three-quarters of the night,
And opened our hearts to each other until they both grew light;
And the days when I was winnin' her away from so many men
Was nothin' to that evenin' I courted her over again.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton
Tis three years and a quarter since I left my own fireside
To go aboard a ship through love, and plough the ocean wide.
I crossed my native fields, where the scarlet poppies grew,
And the groundlark left his nest like a neighbour which I knew.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare

In news:

For more than three-quarters of a century, the Sandy Neck Lighthouse has been without its light.
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket Front Three Quarter.
Colorado City rallied from a 19-17 deficit after three quarters to hand Roscoe's Plowgirls their.
But once the Blue Devils turned on their defense, Merced didn't score in the final three quarters and DHS advanced with a 13-3 victory at Tokay High in Lodi.
The blaze, which burned about three-quarters of an acre, was sparked by a fallen power line.
NEW YORK — Channel Lady rallied to beat Nayarra by three-quarters of a length Wednesday in the $80,000 Stardusk Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Aqueduct .
Three quarters of surveyed Washington drivers thought they were likely to get a ticket for going 68 MPH on a freeway posted for 60 MPH.
Hanover Area held a slim advantage after each of the first three quarters and entered the fourth with a 36-30 lead.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers were lacking energy through three quarters.
The women's Three-Quarter Skiff Guide Tee ($35) from Columbia Sportswear features UPF 30 protection .
The Crenshaw Christian Cougars stayed with Glenwood for three quarters, but the Gators pulled away late in the game for a 55-31 victory.
Through the first three quarters of games this season, the offense is struggling.
In September, Apple said it would open 40 new stores in 2012 with three- quarters of those slated for outside the U.S.
We were even or ahead in the other three quarters .
View this Belspoke Bel Air Three Quarter Photo 1.

In science:

The shape of the ERLF is such that about three-quarters of all such sources will lie within a factor two of this limit, and only about 1% will exceed it by an order of magnitude.
Beaming models and the correlations between the core dominance parameter and the core and extended powers of quasars
Here we show that a model, in which a scientist picks three random papers, cites them, and also copies a quarter of their references accounts quantitatively for empirically observed citation distribution. Simple mathematical probability, not genius, can explain why some papers are cited a lot more than the other.
Copied citations create renowned papers?
N , the graviton has typically an average energy closer to three quarters of the mass M of the decaying particle.
The Phenomenology of Universal Extra Dimensions at Hadron Colliders
The simple idea for the proof of the lemma is that if δr > 0 then we can have Ar covered with triples of both types Bi or Cj so that the percentage of both types is bigger than 0 (moreover, isolated from 0), which will enable us to cover more than three quarters of Ar .
A new metric criterion for non-amenability III: Non-amenability of R.Thompson's group F
Over the period studied, approximately three quarter of the duplicates were published in two journals in the same field; the remaining being published in journals in two different fields.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)