finite quantity

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Our planet has a finite quantity of resources (water, oil, minerals etc) and we should now be conserving them to ensure a future for our children.
The conclusion that he is able to draw, that it was believed that there was 'only a finite quantity of masculinity to go around' during this period, provides a useful starting point for an understanding of the later essays.
All filters have a finite quantity of metal they can filter before they become plugged.
It will have to have a total existence in itself, perfectly finished, to make from that finite quantity an embryo.