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Definition of portion:

  1. A part, division, or share; part of an estate given to a child or an heir; a wife's fortune.
  2. To divide; to parcel; to endow.
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Examples of usage for portion:

  1. When any whole is divided into parts, any part that is allotted to some person, thing, subject or purpose is called a portion tho the division may be by no fixed rule or relation; a father may divide his estate by will among his children so as to make their several portions great or small, according to his arbitrary and unreasonable caprice. When we speak of a part as a proportion, we think of the whole as divided according to some rule or scale, so that the different parts bear a contemplated and intended relation or ratio to one another; thus, the portion allotted to a child by will may not be a fair proportion of the estate. Proportion is often used where part or portion would be more appropriate. Compare PART. –  by
  2. They are so near to Scalloway that a shop in Burra would only get a portion of the custom of the island. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  3. What I have mentioned is his portion of the supplies- the ship and one pound of bread per man per day, and the salt; but the salt is deducted from the proceeds of the fishing as part of the expenses of curing. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie

Quotes for portion:

  1. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
  2. Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.
  3. We should remember the campaign advertising will be only a smaller portion of the President's total exposure.
  4. Two days after moving we recommended ourselves to God, Our Lord, and fled, hoping that, although it was late in the season and the fruits of the tunas were giving out, by remaining in the field we might still get over a good portion of the land.
  5. The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
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