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From per cent. abbreviation of per centum by the hundred per per per centum hundred dekm̥ in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin per centum (“for every hundred").
I was a hundred percent truthful—same as always, almost.
That eighty percent went to ninety nine.
She took about eighty percent of your tips at the call center.
He said about 99 percent of the people in the world just go along and let things happen to them.
Do I detect you're not 100 percent sure the old boy drowned?
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