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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following eighty-four and preceding eighty-six.

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

  • adj. being five more than eighty


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  • It was cool in the dark now—if you call eighty-five degrees cool.


  • In all, the Allies pushing east would soon field eighty-five divisions, including five to eight newly organized French divisions being trained and the eight French divisions currently deployed.

    Between War and Peace

  • It took a while because her blouse seemed to have eighty-five buttons.

    Shortcut Man

  • Arnuldo guided the Silver Cloud onto the 10 and across town at eighty-five smooth miles an hour.

    Shortcut Man

  • Billy-Bob thought for a moment, then said, “Uh, about eighty-five cents.”

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • “You haven't experienced eighty-five Christmases.”

    Stories from the War

  • And because that will make the pain of death feel like the joys of eighty-five Christmases.

    Stories from the War

  • In brief, when I first met Susy, she was eighty-five years old and preparing to die.

    The Sacred Promise

  • The developers succeeded in evicting the neighborhood people from their garden oasis—but two years later the same group of farmers planted a new farm on eighty-five acres outside the city limits.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • “Shields down to eighty-five percent, but holding steady there,” said Plante.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire


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