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  • n. The ordinal form of the number eighty-nine, describing a person or thing in position number 89 of a sequence.
  • n. One of eighty-nine equal parts of a whole.


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  • Then, the day before her eighty-ninth birthday, she woke as curious, as alive, and as expectant as she had ever been.


  • The front of the darwaza would also be built of the red sandstone so prolific in the quarries around Agra but inlaid with white marble, into which would be carved, in calligraphic script, the eighty-ninth sura from the Quran, which invited believers to step into Paradise.

    Shadow Princess

  • She died of a heart attack in Princeton, New Jersey, on June 2, 1967, a day after her eighty-ninth birthday.

    Eugenia Goodkind Meyer.

  • She died in London on September 12, 1986, shortly before her eighty-ninth birthday.

    Charlotte Wolff.

  • The official announcent was made late last week: Wolfgang Wagner, Richard Wagner's grandson, will step down as director of the Bayreuth Festival on August 31, one day after his eighty-ninth birthday.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • He died at La Chesnaye, in his second-floor bedroom facing south, late in the afternoon on December 7, 1894, three weeks after his eighty-ninth birthday.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • In 2002 Lance leads the pack during the fifteenth stage of the eighty-ninth Tour de France cycling race.


  • A few weeks ago the Nestor of the studies of Byzantine chant and its notation, Professor Egon Wellesz of Oxford, has passed away in his eighty-ninth year.

    Grateful to Strunk

  • They had gone into town to collect a cake and a bottle of champagne, because Rosa had remembered that it was her eighty-ninth birthday.

    The Satanic Verses

  • This month I enter on my eighty-ninth year, and am growing blind and deaf ....

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866


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