Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of milliard.

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Examples

  • France was to pay five milliards, that is, five thousand millions, of francs, as a war indemnity, -- a thousand millions of dollars.

    France in the Nineteenth Century

  • The interest of this sum would be five hundred milliards, which is the whole rent-roll or nett [sp.] proceeds of the territory of France.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

  • The interest of this sum would be 500 milliards, which is said to be the whole rent-roll, or nett proceeds of the territory of France.

    Letters

  • Strange, incredibly incomprehensible as it now seems to me that I could, while reasoning about life, overlook the whole life of mankind that surrounded me on all sides; that I could to such a degree blunder so absurdly as to think that my life, and Solomon's and Schopenhauer's, is the real, normal life, and that the life of the milliards is a circumstance undeserving of attention -- strange as this now is to me, I see that so it was.

    A Confession

  • Si vous n'avez pas envie de jeûner, ne le faites pas, vous n'êtes pas obligés de le faire, tout est question de conviction, Dieu n'en sera pas dérangé, des milliards d'autres le font, que sont quelques dizaines à ne pas le faire!!!!

    Global Voices in English » Morocco: Activists Break Fast in Public, Receive Punishment

  • The American system is not about recruiting people to move to the US, there are milliards (again, not intended to be a precise term) of folks who want to come.

    Matthew Yglesias » Climate Migration

  • "Cent mille milliards de poemes" (A hundred thousand billion poems), by Raymond Queneau

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • "La délocalisation des bénéfices coûte 7 milliards d'euros"

    Obama pens an open letter to the gay community. Where is John McCain's letter?

  • Système financier et économique globalà 80% PIB mondial profite à 1 milliards d'individus et 10% des plus riches disposent de 54% du revenu global

    Archive 2009-04-10

  • Pour les premiers poly cellulaires, il faut attendre 1 milliards d'années avec reconnaissance mutuelle et coopération.

    Archive 2009-04-10

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