Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Eight: octane.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek okta-, oktō- (from oktō) and Latin octō- (from octō); see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.

Examples

  • Leo Nikolayevich showed sincere interest in this book.

    A GIFT TO LEO TOLSTOY

  • 'I was pleased to see,' said Lev Nikolayevich, 'that he himself wanted to tell about her book but, instead, he let her talk and listened to her attentively'.

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  • Nikolayevich had always spoken to him in terms of the highest praise ...

    Fathers and Sons

  • Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, the noisy, newly elected president of the Russian republic, whose belligerent, man-of-the-people style made him by far the most popular politician in the country, mainly because of his attacks on the privileges of the Communist Party elite.

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  • Cancer Ward, Pavel Nikolayevich Rusanov, a youthful Russian in his midforties, discovers that he has a tumor in his neck and is immediately whisked away into a cancer ward in some nameless hospital in the frigid north.

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  • - Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich - Anna Karenina; The Death of Ivan Ilyich; War as well as Peace

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  • In Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel Cancer Ward, Pavel Nikolayevich Rusanov, a youthful Russian in his midforties, discovers that he has a tumor in his neck and is immediately whisked away into a cancer ward in some nameless hospital in the frigid north.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • When we think about the titanic struggle between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia, the names of Walter Wever and Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky hardly leap into mind.

    Deathride

  • "Lev Nikolayevich," Fedka said (I thought he wanted to say something again about the countess), "why do people learn singing?

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • "I remember how grieved and vexed we were during the game when our ` milashki '(generally Lev Nikolayevich) really fell asleep after having been put to bed.

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

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