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Most experts agree that about 90 percent of the population can be hypnotized.

My own feeling is that probably 99 percent can be hypnotized.

You've told me yourself that Mars has only 73 percent of the earth's density.

Windage in the English gun of 1750 was about 20 percent greater than in French pieces.

At least 14 percent of your income now should be set aside for these purposes.

This figure was later reduced to 18 percent and finally in 1958 to 12 percent.

In less than two months the Steward's Branch was 20 percent white.

Nova-Maurania was nearly 40 percent uranium, and who could resist that?

About 40 percent of these are between the ages of 12 and 18.

After May 1865, the 25 percent tax was imposed only upon the produce of slave labor.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, per cent, from Modern Latin per centum "by the hundred" (see per and hundred). Until early 20c. often treated as an abbreviation and punctuated accordingly.

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