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  • n. The ordinal form of the number eighty-eight, describing a person or thing in position number 88 of a sequence.
  • n. One of eighty-eight equal parts of a whole.


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  • Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

    Happy Thanksgiving (Blog for Democracy)

  • On his eighty-eighth birthday, Vince Fago still remembered Pat Highsmith very well.

    Stan Lee Was Only Interested in Stan Lee

  • Helen Brooke Taussig was killed in an automobile accident on May 21, 1986, three days shy of her eighty-eighth birthday.

    Helen Brooke Taussig.

  • After the eighty-eighth day passed, I gave them something new to ponder; how to reply to the federal lawsuit we hit them with.

    Chris Rodda: Mr. President-elect: Please Don't Allow Pete Geren To Be Kept On

  • In 2004, her eighty-eighth year, Jane Jacobs published her last book, Dark Age Ahead, in which she mentioned in passing that 'sooner or later (the housing bubble) would burst ... as all bubbles do when their surfaces are not supported by commensurate increases in economic production.'

    New York: The Prophet

  • That on 18th July 2006, was the eighty-eighth {88th} birthday of Nelson Mandela, the first President of a democratic Republic of South Africa;

    Motion without notice by the ANC Chief Whip on Madiba`s 88th Birthday

  • Alexey Sergeitch died in his eighty-eighth year — in the year 1848, which apparently disturbed even him.

    A Desperate Character

  • I was to go to Park Ridge to sing to Sylvia on her eighty-eighth birthday.


  • The Jessamy Bride survived her sister upward of forty years, and died in 1840, within a few days of completing her eighty-eighth year.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • As his new book shows, he writes in his eighty-eighth year as trenchantly and elegantly as ever.

    The Radical


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