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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following eighty-eight and preceding ninety.

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  • adj. being nine more than eighty

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Examples

  • When home, in that first year alone, Obama hosted eighty-nine town-hall meetings throughout the state of Illinois.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Yet my college diploma says, “Given at Hempstead, New York, this thirty-first day of May, one thousand nine hundred AND eighty-nine.”

    Pronouncing 2010 « Motivated Grammar

  • But those looking to the city for assistance on the issue of shoveling enforcement might not want to hold their breath -- after all, the last time the city updated its regulations on shoveling was eighty-nine years ago.

    Snow shoveling law hasn't been updated since 1922

  • Papa was a spry eighty-nine at the time and still had a sharp legal mind.

    Live and Let Love

  • Ultimately the U.S. Army fielded eighty-nine divisions.

    Between War and Peace

  • By late 1944, the U.S. Army claimed only eighty-nine divisions, no strategic reserve, a dearth of combat replacements, and concerns about growing numbers of combat exhaustion cases among units long on the front lines.

    Between War and Peace

  • Mr. Pritchard, while eighty-nine and imprisoned in a nursing home, still embraces life and all its wonders.

    Ten Miles Past Normal

  • Reported attacks in Ingushetia rose from five in 2004 to 227 in 2008; those in Dagestan increased from twenty-nine to eighty-nine in the same period.

    The Return

  • Yet I've come round in the old Flyin 'Cloud in eighty-nine days -- eighty-nine days, sir, from Sandy Hook to' Frisco.

    CHAPTER II

  • Louise Nevelson died in 1988 at the age eighty-nine.

    Jewish Women Artists - Louise Nevelson

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