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dividend as in:  dividend paid by stock

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  • It's the kind of thing that continues to pay dividends.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately VistaBank had ceased paying dividends, and failed, shortly before Mr. Barbour's death.†   (source)
  • We sue for mismanagement by the directors, for unpaid dividends, for violation of the bylaws, for improper issuance of stock.†   (source)
  • Most obviously, educating girls and bringing them into the formal economy will yield economic dividends and help address global poverty.†   (source)
  • At least here, the effort is bearing dividends.†   (source)
  • And now it was paying its dividends.†   (source)
  • Listen, Sellberg, this year you will be paying out a huge amount of money in dividends to the paper's twenty-three stockholders.†   (source)
  • wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits and so forth will be frozen on the date of the directive.†   (source)
  • A bit of interest and dividends from investments.†   (source)
  • The work paid dividends physically as well.†   (source)
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  • 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.†   (source)
  • With his share, plus dividends from a trust established by his father, and his occasional fees as an attorney, Randy lived comfortably.†   (source)
  • The government was paying huge dividends to certain critical companies if they remained open.†   (source)
  • We are neurologically constructed so that we gain huge personal dividends from altruism.†   (source)
  • It gained them no ground on BoneMan for the moment, but understanding the man would pay dividends soon enough.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So you're suggesting in all seriousness that the board should decide to abolish dividends and bonuses.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • With her income so much reduced and so many dividends not being paid, that was indeed something to take into consideration.†   (source)
  • Just enough for two shots without any dividends, honey ...Mitch [heavily]: That's — good.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Their prospectus, which is advertised in the papers today, says that they will pay one hundred per cent dividends next year.†   (source)
  • When I want anything to keep my dividends up, you will discover that my want is a national need.†   (source)
  • She has let her house at Brighton and has spent her last half-year's dividends.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When other people want something to keep my dividends down, you will call out the police and military.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • Upon 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 fifty thousand pounds of lump sugar, and that she entreated Little Dorrit to take that gentle restorative; o†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This world pays dividends.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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dividend, divisor & quotient in math

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  • The divisor cannot be zero.
    divisor = a number by which another number is divided

    (if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient)
  • In just over three years of law practice I had become one of those people for whom such small events could make a big difference in my joy quotient.†   (source)
  • Sums, quotients, products.†   (source)
  • In those cases, the comfort quotient became a negative number, and doing what came habitually actually detracted from happiness.†   (source)
  • My cultural sensitivity quotient was going to have to drastically increase if I was going to share a sleeping bag with Lara anytime soon.†   (source)
  • Once in a while he'd come out with some hoary maxim, served up with a wry irony that did nothing to reduce the boredom quotient; or else he'd say, "I coulda been a contender," then glare meaningfully at the class as if there was some deeper-than-deep point they were all supposed to get.†   (source)
  • Given the choice between alternatives, Hardy will always go for making his characters more miserable, and rain has a higher wretchedness quotient than almost any other element of our environment.†   (source)
  • Gadda badda quotient.†   (source)
  • Traditionally, this was what brought people to churches or other religious institutions, but any movement or humanitarian initiative can provide a sense of purpose that boosts one's happiness quotient.†   (source)
  • It's also true of three, twenty-two, sixty-six, seventy—their divisors add up to a square.†   (source)
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  • When my mother was nervous, her cheerfulness quotient skyrocketed.†   (source)
  • Now would be a good time to turn up the wooing quotient.†   (source)
  • We dealt with human quotients; they didn't.†   (source)
  • It paid better than Mickey D's, and the humiliation quotient was lower.†   (source)
  • You'll give me double my usual airtime and put my popularity quotient through the roof.†   (source)
  • Though the barracks contained a high quotient of barbarism, it also preserved our innocence.†   (source)
  • Everyone knew that if you divided reality by expectation, you got a happiness quotient.†   (source)
  • He'd done his own share of upping the Princeton quotient, mostly through recommendations.†   (source)
  • Patta beeboo divisor.†   (source)
  • As Langdon loaded his slide projector, he explained that the number PHI was derived from the Fibonacci sequence—a progression famous not only because the sum of adjacent terms equaled the next term, but because the quotients of adjacent terms possessed the astonishing property of approaching the number 1.618—PHI!†   (source)
  • He had written a paper years ago, after Joey was born, about the exponential increases of happiness-the moments that the quotient changed by leaps and bounds after a triggering incident.†   (source)
  • But we, with the most sophisticated intelligence apparatus in the world, did not listen to the human quotient.†   (source)
  • The system contained its own high quotient of natural cruelty, and there was a very thin line between devotion to duty, that is, being serious about the plebe system, which was an exemplary virtue in the barracks, and genuine sadism, which was not.†   (source)
  • Divide your cleverness by ten, and the quotient—dear me!†   (source)
  • ...gives us the quotient of 625.†   (source)
  • At the beginning of this sentence, my Feeling Like a Dick Quotient was at a solid 4.0, which is normal.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • Thursday was the only delivery day left for Liesel Meminger now, and it was usually able to provide some sort of dividend.†   (source)
  • Presently they reached the crossing at Broad Street where John would turn toward Dividend, and they stood for a moment, both unwilling to end this rare moment of comradeship.†   (source)
  • After the fair he intended to burn the building to collect the insurance and, as a happy dividend, destroy whatever surplus "material" might remain in its hidden storage chambers, although ideally, given other disposal measures available to him, the building by then would contain nothing of an incriminating nature.†   (source)
  • 'And you're gonna go down to Boston and spend some of that dividend yourself, you dirty dog,' Gary said.†   (source)
  • UNICEF issued a major report arguing that gender equality yields a "double dividend" by elevating not only women but also their children and communities.†   (source)
  • Of the balance, a dividend of 50,000 kronor was proposed for each partner, and 100,000 kronor to be divided equally among the four employees regardless of whether they worked full-or part-time.†   (source)
  • You've got what I just offered you plus a dividend — I'll get you out of here alive if I have to leave two corpses here in the Bay, I don't care.†   (source)
  • Also, from Detroit there was notice of a ten-percent stock dividend in automobile shares in his personal portfolio.†   (source)
  • She was a very comely older woman, a brunette carrying a few pounds extra but with that dividend most fetchingly distributed.†   (source)
  • Of course the board approved your measures, because you guaranteed a dividend each year.†   (source)
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  • The basic formula was to ease repression, educate girls as well as boys, give the girls the freedom to move to the cities and take factory jobs, and then benefit from a demographic dividend as they delayed marriage and reduced childbearing.†   (source)
  • "Another dividend?" she asked, smiling and drawing near him in the desire not to be overheard.†   (source)
  • You scratch the figures out until
    You cry upon the dividend.†   (source)
  • "You got a little dividend coming," said Babbitt to each of them, and each intoned, "Squeeze it, Georgie, squeeze it!"†   (source)
  • in what colour she would have her carriage repainted, or, with regard to some investment, whether they were 'ordinary' or 'preference' shares that she wished him to buy (for it was all very well to shew her that he could live without seeing her, but if, after that, the carriage had to be painted over again, if the shares produced no dividend, a fine lot of good he would have done),—and suddenly, like a stretched piece of elastic which is let go, or the air in a pneumatic machine which is ripped open, the idea of seeing her again, from the remote point in time to which it had been attached, sprang back into the field of the present and of immediate possibilities.†   (source)
  • When they had finished the first round she proved by intoning "Think you boys could stand another—you got a dividend coming" that, though she was but a woman, she knew the complete and perfect rite of cocktail-drinking.†   (source)
  • As the daughter of an unlucky speculator, who had paid a very shabby dividend, Mr. Chopper had no great regard for Miss Sedley.†   (source)
  • And you know I wouldn't pay a dividend with the first hundred, because I wanted to see it all in a lump,—and when I see it, I'm sure on't.†   (source)
  • He saw a possibility, by much pinching, of saving money out of his salary toward paying a second dividend to his creditors, and it would not be easy elsewhere to get a situation such as he could fill.†   (source)
  • And I have no doubt that Pitt Crawley's contrition, or kindness if you will, towards his younger brother, by whom he had so much profited, was only a very small dividend upon the capital sum in which he was indebted to Rawdon.†   (source)
  • Rebecca's object in her journey to London was to effect a kind of compromise with her husband's numerous creditors, and by offering them a dividend of ninepence or a shilling in the pound, to secure a return for him into his own country.†   (source)
  • I'll stop in the old place, and I'll serve under Wakem, and I'll serve him like an honest man; there's no Tulliver but what's honest, mind that, Tom,"—here his voice rose,—"they'll have it to throw up against me as I paid a dividend, but it wasn't my fault; it was because there's raskills in the world.†   (source)
  • One day, her own money having been received, and Amelia about to pay it over, she, who had kept an account of the moneys expended by her, proposed to keep a certain portion back out of her dividend, having contracted engagements for a new suit for Georgy.†   (source)
  • And this worthy woman was so grateful for the kindness of Rebecca in the matter, and for that of her generous benefactor, the Colonel, that she went out and spent a great part of her half-year's dividend in the purchase of a black velvet coat for little Rawdon, who, by the way, was grown almost too big for black velvet now, and was of a size and age befitting him for the assumption of the virile jacket and pantaloons.†   (source)
  • all her husband's available capital, and having convinced them that Colonel Crawley would prefer a perpetual retirement on the Continent to a residence in this country with his debts unsettled; having proved to them that there was no possibility of money accruing to him from other quarters, and no earthly chance of their getting a larger dividend than that which she was empowered to offer, she brought the Colonel's creditors unanimously to accept her proposals, and purchased with fifteen hundred pounds of ready money more than ten times that amount of debts.†   (source)
  • And Rebecca told Miss Briggs, whose Christmas dividend upon the little sum lent by her Becky paid with an air of candid joy, and as if her exchequer was brimming over with gold—Rebecca, we say, told Miss Briggs, in strict confidence that she had conferred with Sir Pitt, who was famous as a financier, on Briggs's special behalf, as to the most profitable investment of Miss B.'s remaining capital; tha†   (source)
  • Six and a half per cent dividend.†   (source)
  • would; but that then it would be esteemed as running cash, and the bank would give no interest for it; that I might buy stock with it, and so it would lie in store for me, but that then if I wanted to dispose if it, I must come up to town on purpose to transfer it, and even it would be with some difficulty I should receive the half-yearly dividend, unless I was here in person, or had some friend I could trust with having the stock in his name to do it for me, and that would have the same difficulty in it as before; and with that he looked hard at me and smiled a little.†   (source)
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