What does the word portion mean?

Usage examples for portion

  1. I believe that when you distinguished me with any portion of your regard, it was in consequence of virtues which you thought I possessed." – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  2. They moved in single file without speaking, almost without thinking, their every energy intent only on cutting down the distance between them and the major portion of their party. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. It is probable that Miste has in his possession only a portion of the money. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. The great misfortune of the town is, that the upper portion of it is built upon sand, which is many feet deep. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  5. The latter is soon removed, and the butter worked up with a small portion of salt. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus

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