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1. a characteristic, as of energy or mass, susceptible of precise physical measurement.
2. a measurable amount. adj., adj quan´titative.
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1. A number or amount.
2. A measurable property of anything.
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(kwŏn′tĭ-tē) [L. quantitas, quantity]
Amount; portion.
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Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

Q. what are the passable amount of sugar one can have while he also diabetic?

A. I'm not sure I understood your question, but the recommended amount of carbohydrates for diabetic patients is 40-65% of the total calories. Generally, diabetic patients are more prone to elevated blood sugar levels after a meal, so food too rich in simple carbohydrates (sugar) are not recommended.

Q. what is the "right" amount , and the safe amount , of alcohol that i can drink? what do a lot alcoh

A. That is different for everyone. You have to take into account a lot of different things like height, weight, gender. Here is a good site with charts to help you find yours: http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/atod/alc_aayb.htm Hope this helps.

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It cannot be ruled out, however, that the positive relationship between price-cost margins and fewness of competitors is the result of efficiency and not market power.
3.10), but the claims of other speakers turn out to be similarly ironical: Kallias claims 'to make men better' - by giving them money; Kritoboulos boasts his good looks - largely because of the power they give him over others; Charmides admires 'poverty' - as a means of avoiding the impost of leitourgia; Antisthenes claims 'wealth' - in the fewness of his needs and the richness of his soul.
But the church councils were full of pessimism: "fewness" and "restrictedness" found their full expression in the decree of the Council of Florence in 1442; "eternal fire awaits those who are outside the Catholic church -- Jews, heretics and schismatics," not to mention ordinary pagans.
The alternative view would have been that if many passages of correspondence in the one novel argue for an early letter form their fewness in the other argues against it.
But they did not appear to notice us any more than the devotees in the church, but were seemingly as indifferent to fewness of spectators as the phenomena of nature are, whatever they might have been thinking under their helmets of the Yankees that were to come.
Bargaining has always been a problem in microeconomics because of the fewness of buyers and sellers, or because of an indeterminancy of results of negotiations, or because of the discipline's abhorrence of strikes, lockouts, and serious conflict, or because of the consequences of public intervention on market performance.
Is this due to the insularity of our writings in English, the fewness of the writers, and the small base of readers of serious literature.
He then proceeds to question whether, given the fewness of Brothers remaining in schools, that there is a future for a recognisable and distinctively Marist way of educating.