quint

[ US /ˈkwɪnt/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɪnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. one of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
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How To Use quint In A Sentence

  • Commissioned in 1963 to make a film about America's first successful quintuplet birth, Leacock and Joyce Chopra captured the quints' mother's anxiety at her sudden celebrity and the surrounding South Dakota community's eagerness to cash in on it. The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America
  • Quintus is aiming its product at the high-tech and software industry and hardware and software managers inside end-user organisations.
  • The two antennas 'squinted' to view the same point on Earth. Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
  • The contrail went straight up, bisecting the Sun, forcing the crowd to squint and awkwardly block the Sun to see the contrail.
  • Fancy an heir that a father had seen born well-featured and fair, turning suddenly wry-nosed, club-footed, squint-eyed, hair-lipped, wapper-jawed, carrot-haired, from a pride become an aversion, -- my case was yet worse. The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell
  • There was a Malay steward behind each chair, and over in the corner, silent but missing nothing, the squint-faced Jingo; even he had exchanged his loin-cloth for a silver sarong, with hornbill feathers in his hair and decorating the shaft of his sumpitan* (* Blowpipe.) standing handy against the wall. Flashman's Lady
  • Then as well we were treated to beautiful Mozart and Strauss music by a delightful quintet in traditional costume.
  • In his brilliant first volume on the Second World War, Winston Churchill describes French statesmanship on the eve of war as ‘the quintessence of defeatism.’
  • Would you enjoy being a quintuplet in the early 20th century when, as a reproductive anomaly, the simple fact of your existence made your family a freak show.
  • Sometime snooker world champion, perpetually in the tabloids for his substance-assisted high jinks, he's the quintessence of Essex wide-boy.
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