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  • And we who live in the West: say this; we say to the man who speaks of the Nineties: To recall the Nineties is to recall the years from 1900 to 1907; to recall 1917 is to recall the years from 1907 to 1914; to recall 1914, with the poorest crop in the history of the Province of Saskatchewan, is to recall 1915, with the best we ever had, and 1916 with a little poorer than that of 1915; to recall 1917 to 1921 is to recall the crops from 1922 to 1928; 1922, with what is known as the drought area today, producing 135 million bushels of wheat; 1928, producing 165 million bushels of wheat, and all the years in between producing good crops.

    Conditions in the West

  • Sanford, surely you will agree that 2000 did not belong in the ten-year period we call the Nineties?

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  • Bill’s Gay Nineties is a great place to drink around MOMA [Midtown Eating]

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  • I met this rock god back in a magical time called the Nineties when he was in the band Skid Row opening up for Guns N' Roses -- something he's been doing again recently with his own band.

    David Wild: Give Thanks, Then Give Presents: My Holiday Gift Guide to You

  • The second half of the Nineties was a shite period, which most of the British industry spent hanging on by its fingernails, hoping things would get better.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The major improvement in the American intellectual climate during the Nineties was the near complete collapse of feminism.

    Maureen Dowd and Bonobo Chimpanzee

  • Now, I have heard it said in the West by people who have been there for many years and more particularly, by people who were there in the early days and left the West, "Do you recall the Nineties, the years from 1890 to 1895?" and the old timers who are there still, who were pioneers in those days, will tell you they were drier years than those we have been going through now.

    Conditions in the West

  • It may be that the old dualism of the Nineties was the sane solution, as so many of the modern "art theatre" directors maintain, at least by their practice, and the realistic drama should stick relentlessly to its last, while romance flourishes untroubled by any fetters, in free, fantastic, perhaps poetic, form.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • One duty the Boulevards of the Left Bank imposed upon us in the Nineties was the search for Verlaine and Bibi-la-Purée, and many another poet for all time and celebrity for the day, in the _cafés_ where they waited to be found and I do not doubt were deeply disappointed if nobody came to find them.

    Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties

  • But nevertheless, the movement, the energy, the life of the Nineties was a healthy enemy to that stagnation which is a death trap for art.

    Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties

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  • *snicker*

    October 29, 2010

  • Plural of one tie.

    October 29, 2010

  • "–noun

    # Plural form of ninetie"

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    October 29, 2010