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  • n. The ordinal form of the number eighty-five, describing a person or thing in position number 85 of a sequence.
  • n. One of eighty-five equal parts of a whole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. the ordinal number of eighty-five in counting order


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  • By this time, Brother Curtis was approaching his eighty-fifth birthday.

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  • The day came that Louise threw a party for herself to celebrate her eighty-fifth birthday.

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  • I had heard that on his upcoming eighty-fifth birthday, the former president planned to go skydiving, as he had done on several other landmark birthdays.

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  • She died there on her eighty-fifth birthday, but was buried in Jerusalem.

    Adolphine Schwimmer-Vigeveno.

  •            The day came that Louise threw a party for herself to celebrate her eighty-fifth birthday.

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  • Betty Friedan died of congestive heart failure at her home in Washington, DC, on her eighty-fifth birthday, February 4, 2006.

    Betty Friedan.

  • At the beginning of 1947, when eighty-year-old Klara was no longer able to care for her, Helene Simon moved to a private nursing home, where she died on December 8, 1947, shortly after her eighty-fifth birthday.

    Helene Simon.

  • Our country's claim: Oration at the citizens 'celebration of the eighty-fifth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States delivered in Norombega Hall, Bangor, July 4th, 1861 by Samuel Harris


  • Although she decided not to return to Berlin to live, she received reparations and a pension from her homeland; the City of Berlin honored her on the occasion of her eighty-fifth birthday.

    K��te Frankenthal.

  • In celebration of her eighty-fifth birthday, in 1995, the dance world joined in tribute to her accomplishments and service, her pioneer work in Mexico and Israel, and, above all, her “blazing force and integrity.”

    Anna Sokolow.


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