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  • The Senate typically requires 51 members to form a quorum.
  • "You need a quorum?" another director asked.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • And old Barlow the macebearer laid up with asthma, no mace on the table, nothing in order, no quorum even, and Hutchinson, the lord mayor, in Llandudno and little Lorcan Sherlock doing locum tenens for him.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They attempted to adjourn, to recess, to make a quorum impossible.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • When I opened my eyes, more of the Bikura had arrived… There was a cessation of movement, as if a quorum had been filled, a decision reached.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It has been said that a quorum should be more than a majority.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It has been said that more than a majority ought to have been required for a quorum; and in particular cases, if not in all, more than a majority of a quorum for a decision.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • At times there were not enough delegates for a quorum, and as the news from New Jersey became more bleak, and the British army drew nearer, Philadelphia was beset by an extreme outbreak of the jitters.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Largely because of bad roads, the new Congress, scheduled to convene in New York on the first Wednesday in March 1789, would not have a sufficient number present to make a quorum in either house until weeks afterward.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In Massachusetts the business of the county is conducted by the Court of Sessions, which is composed of a quorum named by the Governor and his council; but the county has no representative assembly, and its expenditure is voted by the national legislature.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1

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  • In the new law courts—for Fort Mayne was over—the lawyers were as busy as bees, issuing writs for attainder, chancery, chevisance, disseisin, distraint, distress, embracery, exigent, fieri facias, maintenance, replevin, right of way, oyer and terminer, scot and lot, Quorum bonorum, Sic et non, Pro et contra, Jus primae noctis, and Questio quid juris?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • But in choosing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two-thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • A quorum meant that they were going to be asked to make an important decision.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Dodgson now had his quorum.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • A Senate quorum will be sixteen members.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Whenever justice or the general good might require new laws or active measures, a quorum of more than a majority would reverse the fundamental principle of free government.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It has been said that more than a majority ought to have been required for a quorum; and in particular cases, if not in all, more than a majority of a quorum for a decision.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by States, the representation from each State having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the States, and a majority of all the States shall be necessary to a choice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • The senators are to be chosen for the period of six years; there is to be a rotation, by which the seats of a third part of them are to be vacated and replenished every two years; and no State is to be entitled to more than two senators; a quorum of the body is to consist of sixteen members.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of Absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such a number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • —]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Outside the pub, a small crowd was gathered around a quorum of very pissed-off-looking sheep farmers.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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