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

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

  • adj. being seven more than eighty


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  • Altogether, Johnson proposed eighty-seven bills in the first session of the Eighty-ninth Congress; eighty-four became law.

    The Good Fight

  • Eighty-three percent of evangelicals, for example, say that other religions can bring salvation; eighty-seven percent of Black Protestants believe so see Figure 15.5.

    American Grace

  • I knew that the odds of his living to age eighty-seven in prison are very small.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • By the time he is eligible for parole in the year 2046 he will be eighty-seven years old.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Abner Golightly, age eighty-seven, was a self-proclaimed latter-day prospector who reminded me of Blue from that Old School movie.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • The establishment answered the phone “Tiger Lilies” on page twenty-three and by page eighty-seven, there had been six tiger mentions.

    The Sacred Promise

  • Curtis was eighty-seven years old, had difficulty walking.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • “Three thousand two hundred and eighty-seven dollars,” said Alice a little impatiently, “and yes, all butterfly.”

    So Much Pretty

  • The colonel offered a plan to form them into one regiment with two battalions of ten companies each, raising the number of privates per company to eighty-seven.

    George Washington’s First War

  • She keeps up to date with all the major tennis, golf and curling events, and at age eighty-seven, she bought a wide screen TV and contemplated whether or not to get the five-year extended warranty.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers


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