one-fifth

NOUN
  1. one part in five equal parts
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How To Use one-fifth In A Sentence

  • It is not realism to suppose that one-fifth of humanity is unsuited to liberty; it is pessimism and condescension, and we should have none of it.
  • The South Korean fisheries agency said its fishermen have caught 3,200 tons of saury, roughly one-fifth of the Russian quota of 15,000 tons for this year.
  • I still tend to think of myself as a newcomer to the magazine, having been on the masthead for only one-fifth of the now 100 issues.
  • Fewer than one-fifth of respondents had experienced upward mobility and slightly fewer than one-tenth had experienced downward mobility.
  • About one-fifth of the freshmen reported that they had been brought up in small towns.
  • About one-fifth of Chinese netizens regularly make use of BBS (Bulletin Board Systems).
  • Tourism is Florida's number one industry, comprising one-fifth of the state's budgeted revenue.
  • In a later more detailed study, the blood pressure perfusing the lungs of healthy subjects proved to be quite low, only about one-fifth of the normal systemic arterial blood pressure.
  • Among one-fifth of the state's population: The strongest group of conservative state candidates ever. by Benjamin Hodge Jim Treacher has the Jean Schmidt voicemail. | RedState
  • It provides winter habitat for 15 million waterbirds, more than 400,000 geese, and 5 million ducks (one-fifth of the continental population).
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