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  • The receptivity of a host cell to a virus is in many cases largely dependent on the structure of the glycan moieties present on the cell surface.
  • Had it not been for the moiety of barbarism in her nature it is probable that lady would not have been there, but her intense and fervid soul would not allow her to be absent on an occasion in which she was so terribly interested.
    Frank R. Stockton  --  The Lady, or the Tiger?
  • Tom divided the cake and Becky ate with good appetite, while Tom nibbled at his moiety.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I generally contrived to reserve a moiety of this bounteous repast for myself; but the remainder I was invariably obliged to part with.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • He has washed the upper moiety.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It did always seem so to us; but now, in the division of the kingdom, it appears not which of the Dukes he values most, for equalities are so weighed that curiosity in neither can make choice of either’s moiety.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Scarcely had I dropped my head back into its original position, when there flashed upon my mind what I cannot better describe than as the unformed half of that idea of deliverance to which I have previously alluded, and of which a moiety only floated indeterminately through my brain when I raised food to my burning lips.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • His eyes opened at last to the young man’s power, godly from godly lineage, the king detained him, offered him his daughter, gave him, too, a moiety of royal privileges, and Lykians for their part set aside their finest land for him, vineyard and plowland, fertile for wheatfields.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Their mother had nothing, and their father only seven thousand pounds in his own disposal; for the remaining moiety of his first wife’s fortune was also secured to her child, and he had only a life-interest in it.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • …remorse, more strange Than is thy strange apparent cruelty; And where thou now exacts the penalty,— Which is a pound of this poor merchant’s flesh,— Thou wilt not only loose the forfeiture, But, touch’d with human gentleness and love, Forgive a moiety of the principal, Glancing an eye of pity on his losses, That have of late so huddled on his back, Enow to press a royal merchant down, And pluck commiseration of his state From brassy bosoms and rough hearts of flint, From stubborn Turks…
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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  • He saw himself sitting at his table in Bray the morning after the discussion at the Christmas dinner table, trying to write a poem about Parnell on the back of one of his father’s second moiety notices.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Half the sum my present necessities compel me to accept; of the remaining half, distribute one moiety among yourselves, sir squires, and divide the other half betwixt the heralds and the pursuivants, and minstrels, and attendants.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Farmer Oak had one-and-a-half Christian characteristics too many to succeed with Bathsheba: his humility, and a superfluous moiety of honesty.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The death of Antony Is not a single doom; in the name lay A moiety of the world.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Half your suit Never name to us, you have half our power; The other moiety, ere you ask, is given.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • …combat; in which our valiant Hamlet,— For so this side of our known world esteem’d him,— Did slay this Fortinbras; who, by a seal’d compact, Well ratified by law and heraldry, Did forfeit, with his life, all those his lands, Which he stood seiz’d of, to the conqueror: Against the which, a moiety competent Was gaged by our king; which had return’d To the inheritance of Fortinbras, Had he been vanquisher; as by the same cov’nant, And carriage of the article design’d, His fell to Hamlet.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • If The cause were not in being,—part o’ the cause, She the adultress; for the harlot king Is quite beyond mine arm, out of the blank And level of my brain, plot-proof; but she I can hook to me:—say that she were gone, Given to the fire, a moiety of my rest Might come to me again.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Methinks my moiety, north from Burton here, In quantity equals not one of yours.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • On me, whose all not equals Edward’s moiety?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • If I had possessed but a moiety of your heavenly resignation, Miss Temple, all might yet have been well.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • I pr’ythee, lady, have a better cheer; If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine, Thou robb’st me of a moiety.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Ishmael might have spared his lungs more than a moiety of the effort they were compelled to make in order that he should be heard.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • …tell you; it is the powder that made Venus a goddess (given her by Apollo,) that kept her perpetually young, clear’d her wrinkles, firm’d her gums, fill’d her skin, colour’d her hair; from her deriv’d to Helen, and at the sack of Troy unfortunately lost: till now, in this our age, it was as happily recovered, by a studious antiquary, out of some ruins of Asia, who sent a moiety of it to the court of France, (but much sophisticated,) wherewith the ladies there, now, colour their hair.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • [*] * "Money and sanctity, Each in a moiety.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Here, then, was the prospect of an alarming rivalry, which bade fair to strip him of at least a moiety of the just rewards of all his labours, privations, and dangers.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • O, what cause have I,— Thine being but a moiety of my moan,— To overgo thy woes and drown thy cries?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Had there been rotary levers for two of the members, a moiety of the fatigue would have been saved, for one item—
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Well, give me the moiety.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • She admired: a natural phenomenon having been explained by him to her she expressed the immediate desire to possess without gradual acquisition a fraction of his science, the moiety, the quarter, a thousandth part.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • —You, my lord, best know,— Who least will seem to do so,—my past life Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true, As I am now unhappy: which is more Than history can pattern, though devis’d And play’d to take spectators; for behold me,— A fellow of the royal bed, which owe A moiety of the throne, a great king’s daughter, The mother to a hopeful prince,—here standing To prate and talk for life and honour ’fore Who please to come and hear.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • The trust was to endure until 1810, when, if no person appeared, or could be found, after sufficient notice, to claim the moiety so devised, then a certain sum, calculating the principal and interest of his debt to Colonel Effingham, was to be paid to the heirs-at-law of the Effingham family, and the bulk of his estate was to be conveyed in fee to his daughter, or her heirs.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • A devise of his whole estate to certain responsible trustees followed; to hold the same for the benefit, in equal moieties, of his daughter, on one part, and of Oliver Effingham, formerly a major in the army of Great Britain, and of his son Ed ward Effingham, and of his son Edward Oliver Effingham, or to the survivor of them, and the descendants of such survivor, forever, on the other part.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Although this signal was certainly expected, it took the assailed a little by surprise, and the veteran approached the works, crying, " Courage, my brave lads! give them no quarter unless they surrender;" and struck a furious blow upward with his sabre, that would have divided the steward into moieties by subjecting him to the process of decapitation, but for the fortunate interference of the muzzle of the swivel.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • …aloud, and profited by the new opening the trapper had made, to shift the grounds of the discussion— "By Old and New World, my excellent associate," he said, "it is not to be understood that the hills, and the valleys, the rocks and the rivers of our own moiety of the earth do not, physically speaking, bear a date as ancient as the spot on which the bricks of Babylon are found; it merely signifies that its moral existence is not co-equal with its physical, or geological formation."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • As they drew near the town, they saw a negro stretched upon the ground, with only one moiety of his clothes, that is, of his blue linen drawers; the poor man had lost his left leg and his right hand.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • "That, for your moiety’s and rotaries, and items, man; a jaded ass is a jaded ass, and he who denies it is but a brother of the beast itself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
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