eighty-seventh love


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  • n. The ordinal form of the number eighty-seven, describing a person or thing in position number 87 of a sequence.
  • n. One of eighty-seven equal parts of a whole.


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  • A few days shy of his eighty-seventh birthday, William Randolph Hearst had little more than a year to live.

    Book Excerpt: ‘The War Lovers’ by Evan Thomas

  • For my eighty-seventh birthday, my son Marvin, a retired New York City high school English teacher, sent me a gift certificate for a weekend conference here in Miami on how to pick up women.

    Jay Neugeboren: Pickup Lines

  • The actor was at his bedside when Ira Owens Beaty died at Johns Hopkins Medical Center on January 15, 1987, four days shy of his eighty-seventh birthday.


  • When the heme fits into the myoglobin pocket, a particular amino acid the histidine at the eighty-seventh position in the protein chain; histidine is abbreviated as “H” from the myoglobin is precisely positioned to hook onto the iron and keep the heme in place.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • On December 29, 1896, the eighty-seventh anniversary of Mr. Gladstone's birth was celebrated at Hawarden, surrounded by his family and friends.

    The Grand Old Man

  • An Ed McBain day in the city, where the detectives of the eighty-seventh precinct knew that each ring of the phone meant another body had met a meat cleaver.


  • Concerning which, see the eighty-sixth and the eighty-seventh chapters.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • One of the inmates of the home, an old lady in her eighty-seventh year was at the point of death.

    Trials and Triumphs of Faith

  • In the spring of 1902, she visited Mrs. Stanton twice in New York, and planned to return in November to celebrate Mrs. Stanton's eighty-seventh birthday.

    Susan B. Anthony Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian

  • "Liber Eliensis" says he was in his eighty-seventh year when appointed abbot; if so, he was nearly, but not quite, one hundred years old at his death.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely A History and Description of the Building with a Short Account of the Monastery and of the See


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