Examples of fifth in a Sentence
The bill is due on the fifth of each month.
She donated a fifth of her income to charity.
bought a fifth of whiskey
Recent Examples of fifth from the Web
In Trump’s first six months in office, federal agencies issued rules at less than one-fifth the average rate under President George W. Bush.
While Democrats outnumber Republicans in California’s statehouse, GOP lawmakers still hold enough seats to make a four-fifths vote a long shot.
To begin with, the ring system would have to be very, very big to block as much as one-fifth of Tabby’s starlight.
The Pew Research Center noted that men hold four-fifths of the seats in the House of Representatives and make up 80 percent of the U.S. Senate, and four in five voting members of Congress are white.
Finance makes up about one-third of the island territory’s roughly $1 billion economy, accounts for three-fifths of government revenues, and supports more than 5,000 jobs, according to a report this year by Capital Economics, a London research firm.
The lowest and second-lowest fifths of the income distribution experienced relatively good growth in income in 2016, but remain below and at, respectively, their 2007 levels.
With three-fifths of the line returning and the additions of T.J. Lang and Rick Wagner, this was supposed to be a strength of the team.
Stuxnet was a joint U.S.-Israeli operation that successfully infiltrated Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, and used malicious code to destroy a fifth of Iran's uranium centrifuges in 2010.
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Origin and Etymology of fifth
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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