Definitions

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  • n. The ordinal form of the number ninety-eight, describing a person or thing in position number 98 of a sequence.
  • n. One of ninety-eight equal parts of a whole.

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Examples

  • Myriad are the examples at Homeboy Industries of homies coloring way outside the lines and being given their ninety-eighth chance.

    Tattoos on the Heart

  • * It was actually the ninety-ninth by Chinese reckoning and the ninety-eighth in the West.

    The Last Empress

  • High enough, it turns out, to place him in the ninety-eighth percentile for cognitive development.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More

  • She was then in her ninety-eighth year; she died just short of the century, which she had hoped to reach.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • At 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 1988, Caroline gave birth to Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, a 7-pound, 12-ounce baby girl named after Rose Kennedy, a month short of her ninety-eighth birthday.

    American Legacy

  • Seriously, I rank telephones about ninety-eighth on my list of ideal ways to communicate, and it's only ahead of "circle-jerk morse code" because phones have a better refractory period.

    Tuesday stuff

  • By the time the ninety-eighth and final wagon had joined the line, the front of the train was over a mile ahead.

    The Frasers Clay

  • Now in his ninety-eighth year, Mayr has published two major works that are the culmination of his lifelong scientific career.

    A Bird's-Eye View of Evolution

  • [2041] And in the ninety-eighth Psalm, the Holy Spirit reproaches you, and predicts Him whom you do not wish to be king to be King and Lord, both of Samuel, and of Aaron, and of Moses, and, in short, of all the others.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • THE DOORMAN ACTED both weary and contemptuous as if we were the ninety-eighth and ninety-ninth autograph hounds to appear before his marble rostrum and say, Mr. VanVleet, please.

    Isabel’s Bed

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