EIGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EIGHT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
eight
 n.  a number that is one more than seven
 n.  the eighth in a set or series
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I myself was taken for a robber and was imprisoned for eight days, after which I served as corrector of the press to gain the money necessary for my return to Holland on foot.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXI
2  My very dear love, for eight days I have been ill in this town.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXII
3  I have fought in defence of them; and above eight hundred of my adherents have been hanged, drawn, and quartered.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXVI
4  I had not been eight days in this employment when one evening I met with a young Ichoglan, who was a very handsome fellow.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXVIII
5  At half-past eight in the evening he supped with his sister, Madame Magloire standing behind them and serving them at table.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO...
6  It might have been eight o'clock in the evening.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
7  The eldest of the seven children was eight years old.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
8  The maritime tribunal condemned him, for this crime, to a prolongation of his term for three years, which made eight years.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
9  He disappeared eight years ago, no one knows how, and he has been sought, I fancied.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
10  Your twenty leagues all at a full trot, and in less than eight hours.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE PERSPICACITY OF MASTER SCAUFFLAIRE
11  It is five leagues from here to Hesdin, six from Hesdin to Saint-Pol, eight and a half from Saint-Pol to Arras.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE PERSPICACITY OF MASTER SCAUFFLAIRE
12  For the first time in eight years, the wretched man had just tasted the bitter savor of an evil thought and of an evil action.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
13  I remember one Shrove-Tuesday when she went to bed at eight o'clock.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
14  At eight o'clock the Emperor's breakfast was brought to him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
15  In an instant the fourteen hundred dragoon guards numbered only eight hundred.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
Example Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
16  We have a team of eight working on product development.
17  We've got eight people coming to dinner.
18  Allow about eight hours for the drive from Calais.
19  She studied eight foreign languages but is fluent in only six of them.
20  The two buildings are eight metres apart.
21  Of eight starters, only three finished the race.
22  I work eight hours a day.
23  The maximum load for this elevator is eight persons.
24  David lost consciousness at eight o'clock and died a few hours later.
25  The race ended with eight laps of a city centre circuit.
26  I'll be annoyed if we don't finish by eight.
27  We'll meet at eight on Tuesday.
28  The roof is supported by eight massive stone pillars.
29  A square has four corners; a cube has eight.
30  She got eight million dollars for appearing in that film.