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ration
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

12 uses
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Definition
verb:  to restrict the amount of something each person can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage, or when more is wanted than is available

or:

noun:  a fixed portion of something that is given as a person's share — such as goods of which there is a shortage, or food for soldiers in the field
  • ...there is a double ration of sausage and bread.
    Chapter 1 (3% in)
ration = a fixed portion of food given as a share
  • What's more important still is the issue of a double ration of smokes.
    Chapter 1 (5% in)
  • ration = a fixed portion of something given as a person's share
  • It was fairly quiet on our sector, so the quartermaster who remained in the rear had requisitioned the usual quantity of rations and provided for the full company of one hundred and fifty men.
    Chapter 1 (8% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • ...a peat-digger, who can easily hold a ration-loaf in his hand and say: Guess what I've got in my fist;
    Chapter 1 (16% in)
  • ration = a fixed portion of food given as a person's share
  • "I don't care about the stew, but I can only issue rations for eighty men," persisted Ginger.
    Chapter 1 (25% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food
  • Serve out all the rations.
    Chapter 1 (31% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • That's a bad business!—Then we'll have to pull in our belts and wait till the rations come up in the morning.
    Chapter 3 (19% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • Disappointed we lie down and consider whether we couldn't have a go at the iron rations.
    Chapter 3 (21% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food for each person

    (editor's note:  Iron ration refers to a particular type of food ration that was made for soldiers to prepare individually.)
  • Only Tjaden seems pleased with the good rations and the rum; he thinks we might even go back to rest without anything happening at all.
    Chapter 6 (15% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • The cigarettes we put in too, as well as three good rations of liver-sausage that were issued to us this evening.
    Chapter 7 (19% in)
  • rations = fixed portions of food for each person
  • "That was worth a ration-loaf," says Leer.
    Chapter 7 (29% in)
  • ration = a fixed portion of food given as a person's share
  • It is a good thing that I get my rations.
    Chapter 7 (90% in)
rations = fixed portions of food for each person
There are no more uses of "ration" in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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