These are the three New York states of mind, and what they have in common are longing and a quantity of delusion.
The next step was to test whether Arafat had actually ingested or inhaled a quantity of the suspect isotope.
A “figure” apparently meaning the quantity of meth the monsignor should bring.
But in getting people (including media types) comfortable with the very idea of something new, quantity has its place as well.
But even as we focus on boosting the quantity of ideas generated, we have to keep in mind that quality matters, too.
It was not till the Thursday that the dead came to the surface in any quantity.
Quality not quantity had ever been the Woodbridge cry, and it should remain so as long as he had any power.
We eat more in quantity than others, but a large proportion is fruit, which furnishes all our liquid food except fresh water.
The quantity of snow which fell during this winter, was really marvellous.
The quantity of money would be absolutely irrelevant as affecting its value.
early 14c., from Old French quantite, cantite (12c., Modern French quantité) and directly from Latin quantitatem (nominative quantitas) "relative greatness or extent," coined as a loan-translation of Greek posotes (from posos "how great? how much?") from Latin quantus "of what size? how much? how great? what amount?," correlative pronomial adjective, related to qui "who" (see who).
Latin quantitatem also is the source of Italian quantita, Spanish cantidad, Danish and Swedish kvantitet, German quantitat.