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quota

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Definition a required or fixed number or share
  • All the salespeople met their quota for the month.
quota = a required or fixed number or share
  • The quota for Japanese automobile imports was negotiated.
  • Voices in the stairway, in the courtyard, said: "There is a quota. The trains must take five thousand Jews every day."
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • quota = a required amount
  • I only stole the money to try to meet her quota.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • quota = a required or fixed number
  • Read off the names of the boys who have reached or surpassed their quota.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • quota = a required number
  • I got to kill eight more Cong before I get my quota.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • quota = a fixed number or share
  • Mustering my final quota of strength, I crawled on my arms, dragging useless legs behind me.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Governor John A. Andrew of Massachusetts telegraphed the President, "The quota of troops required of Massachusetts is ready.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • They have their orders and their quotas to fill, just as in a factory.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The quota for Chinese, however, is very low, and the number who want to get in is beyond count.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Such research suggests that quotas for local female leaders may be worthwhile, because they overcome the initial hurdle that blocks women candidates.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • So many quota spots to fill with people from Pakistan and Fresno, right?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Is there a quota you have to meet?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The quota is all used up.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Point two: To ensure that we meet these targets, I will use my Presidential authority to set import quotas.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • Your share, your quota, is eighty.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Those who did not choose to leave voluntarily would bescheduled for resettlement in weekly quotas.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • She told one of the other companions that she'd made over her quota and was calling it a night.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Such as, being largely ignored by the Capitol as long as we produce our coal quotas.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Except, alas, he has killed his quota for the season.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel

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