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thousand

1. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
2. a numeral, 1000, 103, M, etc., representing this number
3. the amount or quantity that is one hundred times greater than ten
4. Maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by three zeros
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There are no reproaches I could heap upon your head which would carry with them one thousandth part of the grovelling shame that this assurance will awaken even in your breast.
Maston abusing the learned Belfast as usual, who was by his side; the secretary of the Gun Club maintaining for the thousandth time that he had just seen the projectile, and adding that he could see Michel Ardan's face looking through one of the scuttles, at the same time enforcing his argument by a series of gestures which his formidable hook rendered very unpleasant.
As the housekeeper moved away he put, for the thousandth time, the question that he carried at the end of his tongue.
She wondered, for the thousandth time, what a windlute was; yet much of beauty, much of beyondness, she sensed of this dimly remembered beautiful mother of hers.
On feast-days he entertained as many as three hundred guests, and they numbered seven hundred on the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Empire.
But in spite of the two hundred guests and the thousandth anniversary of the Russian Empire, I can see that he is a very remarkable man.
In some dust which was collected on a vessel three hundred miles from the land, I was much surprised to find particles of stone above the thousandth of an inch square, mixed with finer matter.
They are exceedingly minute, and quite invisible to the naked eye, only covering a space equal to the square of the thousandth of an inch.
Once upon a time Angel had been so unlucky as to say to his father, in a moment of irritation, that it might have resulted far better for mankind if Greece had been the source of the religion of modern civilization, and not Palestine; and his father's grief was of that blank description which could not realize that there might lurk a thousandth part of a truth, much less a half truth or a whole truth, in such a proposition.
GREAT BRITAIN'S Adam Gemili was crestfallen after missing out on Olympic bronze by just three thousandths of a second in a fiercely-competitive 200m final.
He said: "I just missed out on the final in London by four hundredths of a second and here I've missed out on a medal by three thousandths of a second.
On most drill presses, one or two thousandths is normal and generally won't be significant.