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  • n. Plural form of nonagenarian.

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Examples

  • The share of octogenarians and nonagenarians on the federal bench has doubled in the past 20 years...

    Wonkbook: Day two of the repeal fight

  • In a time when almost half of America's teachers call it quits after five years, there are a few octogenarians and nonagenarians who continue to inspire and instruct the next generation into their golden years.

    Passionate Senior Citizens Rule Classrooms Into Their 80s, 90s

  • But the larger reality is, they represent a generation of near-nonagenarians (one that includes "Family Circus's" Bil Keane, and the 80something Mell Lazarus, among numerous others) who have great stories to share now.

    The First Pitch: Calling upon Ken Burns to consider the American cartoon

  • At ninety, Sarah was unquestionably a woman whom a modern obstetrician would call an elderly primigravida, a term that includes all women over thirty-five—not just nonagenarians.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • Clinton often tipped her hat to the pre-Nineteenth-Amendment nonagenarians attending her rallies in wheelchairs.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Meanwhile the smugly ambidextrous nonagenarians, having warmed up, are now approaching peak fitness levels.

    45 entries from March 2008

  • For the National Game halfway through the evening you link live to all the other Gala Bingo halls in the country and get beaten by nonagenarians in Basingstoke.

    45 entries from March 2008

  • Still, for a book much more likely to be read by coltish, randy adolescents than nonagenarians, that may be a canny choice.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Over the past 18 months or more, we have been witnessing the largest economic meltdown that anyone can remember (I'd be really surprised if the octagenarians and the nonagenarians remember anything at all).

    OpEdNews - Diary: The Demise of the US Dollar as the World Currency

  • It is a triumph for the black Americans who were the least among that Great Generation, the octogenarians and nonagenarians who have grown wrinkled and frail, weathered by age and bigoted injustice, never believing they'd see this moment come.

    John H. Tucker: The Inauguration Through the Eyes of the Dying

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