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dividend -- as in: dividend paid by stock
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as in: dividend paid by stock Define
that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders
  • She buys high-dividend stocks.
  • Unfortunately VistaBank had ceased paying dividends, and failed, shortly before Mr. Barbour’s death.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • With her income so much reduced and so many dividends not being paid, that was indeed something to take into consideration.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • We sue for mismanagement by the directors, for unpaid dividends, for violation of the bylaws, for improper issuance of stock.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • This world pays dividends.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits and so forth will be frozen on the date of the directive.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • At least here, the effort is bearing dividends.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Just enough for two shots without any dividends, honey … Mitch [heavily]: That’s — good.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • But he did own it, and as a matter of fact drew most of his dividends from that source, so they were able to get three beds between the five of them.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • With his share, plus dividends from a trust established by his father, and his occasional fees as an attorney, Randy lived comfortably.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • "There is that new lodge-gate," said Pitt, pointing to it humbly with the bamboo cane, "I can no more pay for it before the dividends in January than I can fly."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • And since the war, whenever there had been danger ahead, he had faced it with increasing lack of relish unless it promised extravagant dividends in thrills.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • So to speak, I was become a stockholder in a corporation where nine hundred and ninety-four of the members furnished all the money and did all the work, and the other six elected themselves a permanent board of direction and took all the dividends.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • For the laborers as such, there is in these new captains of industry neither love nor hate, neither sympathy nor romance; it is a cold question of dollars and dividends.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Their prospectus, which is advertised in the papers today, says that they will pay one hundred per cent dividends next year.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • …by cohesion of molecular affinity in a single pinhead: of the universe of human serum constellated with red and white bodies, themselves universes of void space constellated with other bodies, each, in continuity, its universe of divisible component bodies of which each was again divisible in divisions of redivisible component bodies, dividends and divisors ever diminishing without actual division till, if the progress were carried far enough, nought nowhere was never reached.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A bit of interest and dividends from investments.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • And now it was paying its dividends.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • The work paid dividends physically as well.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The government was paying huge dividends to certain critical companies if they remained open.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • When I want anything to keep my dividends up, you will discover that my want is a national need.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • It gained them no ground on BoneMan for the moment, but understanding the man would pay dividends soon enough.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Most obviously, educating girls and bringing them into the formal economy will yield economic dividends and help address global poverty.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • And while the dividends from Apollo continue to be good, the PE ratio would he much better if they weren’t involving the company in this boondoggle.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • That is the only prosperity you see on the stage, where the workers are all footmen, parlourmaids, comic lodging-letters and fashionable professional men, whilst the heroes and heroines are miraculously provided with unlimited dividends, and eat gratuitously, like the knights in Don Quixote’s books of chivalry.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Above and behind him stood invisible forces, made manifest only to a certain degree in the management office: a board of directors, a joint-stock company—and the stock would not be a bad thing to have, because according to Joachim’s trustworthy assertions, juicy dividends were distributed annually to the shareholders, despite the high salaries paid the doctors and some very liberal business practices.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …which Flora returned to take care of her, and hovered about her on a sofa, intermingling kind offices and incoherent scraps of conversation in a manner so confounding, that whether she pressed the Marshalsea to take a spoonful of unclaimed dividends, for it would do her good; or whether she congratulated Little Dorrit’s father on coming into possession of a hundred thousand smelling-bottles; or whether she explained that she put seventy-five thousand drops of spirits of lavender on…
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "Listen, Sellberg, this year you will be paying out a huge amount of money in dividends to the paper’s twenty-three stockholders.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The Riverside Inn catered to a vanishing race of hotel dwellers—widows, widowers, and elderly couples, supported by trusts, annuities, and dividends, spending their summers in New England or the Poconos, and each November migrating to Florida with the coots and mallards.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • All wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits, interest rates and forms of income of any nature whatsoever, shall be frozen at their present figures, as of the date of this directive.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The tendency is here, born of slavery and quickened to renewed life by the crazy imperialism of the day, to regard human beings as among the material resources of a land to be trained with an eye single to future dividends.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • When other people want something to keep my dividends down, you will call out the police and military.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • We are neurologically constructed so that we gain huge personal dividends from altruism.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The dividends, as I said, are still excellent and the PE is surprisingly good considering the amount being spent on this project, which is called Troy, for some reason.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "She has let her house at Brighton and has spent her last half-year’s dividends.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "So you’re suggesting in all seriousness that the board should decide to abolish dividends and bonuses.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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as in: dividend paid by stock Define
that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders
in math Define
if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient
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