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At parting, she urged Eudora to share her apartment for the night.

Another subject attracted her attention and occupied some share of her thoughts.

And of course you can't ever be no Shepler 'less you take your share of chances.

You wouldn't have the heart to chate your ould mother out of her share?

Today, better than ever before, we know the aspirations of humankind, and share them.

Never had the pinto dodged his share of honest running, and this day was no exception.

Vienna has had her share in the general improvement of the Continent.

We shall do our share in defending peace and freedom in the world.

I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment.

Mockery is the share they choose in the motions of the life eternal!

WORD ORIGIN

"portion," Old English scearu "a cutting, shearing, tonsure; a part or division," related to sceran "to cut," from Proto-Germanic *skaro- (cf. Old High German scara "troop, share of forced labor," German Schar "troop, band," properly "a part of an army," Old Norse skör "rim"), from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).

Meaning "part of the capital of a joint stock company" is first attested c.1600. Share and share alike attested from 1560s. The same Old English noun in the sense "division" led to an obsolete noun share "fork ('division') of the body at the groin; pubic region" (late Old English and Middle English); hence share-bone "pubis" (early 15c.).

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