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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


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
  • ...don't give your ration of bread and soup to your old father. There's nothing you can do for him. And you're killing yourself.
    Eight (77% in)
ration = a fixed portion of food given as a share
  • My father swallowed my ration.
    Three (76% in)
  • I was dreadfully hungry and swallowed my ration on the spot.
    Three (86% in)
  • Tomorrow's another day...." And seeing that his advice had come too late and that there was nothing left of my ration, be did not even begin his own.
    Three (87% in)
  • Stein, our relation from Antwerp, continued to visit us and from time to time he would bring a half ration of bread.
    Three (90% in)
  • At ten o'clock we were given our daily ration of bread.
    Three (97% in)
  • I'll give you an extra ration of bread and margarine.
    Four (7% in)
  • Hey, general, how many rations of bread does the old boy give you for this?
    Four (48% in)
  • And became you've made me wait, that's going to cost you a ration of bread.
    Four (49% in)
  • A ration of bread for one of my pals a famous dentist from Warsaw, so that he can take your crown out.
    Four (50% in)
  • My ration of bread so that you can have my crown?
    Four (50% in)
  • Poor hero, committing suicide for a ration of soup!
    Four (69% in)
  • My father had brought me a present-half a ration of bread obtained in exchange for a piece of rubber, found at the warehouse, which would do to sole a shoe.
    Five (39% in)
  • Rations had become more meager: this was the only change.
    Five (41% in)
  • We had received the black coffee, the ration of bread.
    Five (41% in)
  • The head of the block gave out double rations of bread and margarine, For the journey.
    Five (90% in)
  • Always near each other, for suffering, for blows, for the ration of bread, for prayer, three years, from camp to camp, from selection to selection.
    Six (50% in)
  • And who knew when we would be given another ration?
    Six (90% in)
  • They brought us bread-the usual ration.
    Six (97% in)
  • For a ration of bread, I managed to change beds with a prisoner in my father's bunk.
    Eight (52% in)
  • The following day he complained that they had taken his ration of bread.
    Eight (69% in)
  • Instead, you ought to be having his ration.
    Eight (79% in)
  • You ought to be having two rations of bread, two rations of soup.
    Eight (80% in)
  • You ought to be having two rations of bread, two rations of soup.
    Eight (81% in)
  • From time to time I would dream of a drop of soup, of an extra ration of soup.
    Nine (5% in)

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