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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following ninety-five and preceding ninety-seven.

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  • adj. being six more than ninety


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  • Prisoners were subjected to sleep deprivation of up to ninety-six hours.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • All together, the count was ninety-six people ill, thirteen dead—and news of more victims coming in every day.


  • In fact it will happen again in ninety-six minutes.

    Howard Hughes vs. the Expectations of the 21st Century

  • Not exactly what I wanted to hear early in the morning, on the first sunny day after ninety-six hours of continuous rain.

    Marcia G. Yerman: The Struggle for Change: Activism vs. Cynicism

  • His comprehensive catalogue of adaptations includes details on performances and publications for ninety-six plays, including the 1927 play of


  • In all, the Stanford team examined ninety-six functional features—such as how the hull was constructed or the way outriggers were attached—that could contribute to the seaworthiness of the canoes and thus have a bearing on fishing success or survival during migration or warfare.


  • The effects of migration were revealed by experiments on groups of E. coli bacteria and bacteria-infecting viruses—phages—grown in ninety-six separate wells on plates.


  • In the calm weather that followed the gale, after having remained on their feet for ninety-six hours, they were able to find dry planks in the cabin on which to lie.


  • “So to earn our ninety-six buck cut, we gotta commit to going around once a month every month to pick up?”

    Paper House

  • We're contractors, supposed to be ninety-six, no deductions, what's that about?

    Paper House


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