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eighty
 n.  the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight
 a.  being ten more than seventy
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  , at the age of eighty, held himself erect and smiling, which did not prevent him from being a bad bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
2  It is but just to add that he had forgotten to include in his calculations the forced repose of Sundays and festival days during nineteen years, which entailed a diminution of about eighty francs.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX—NEW TROUBLES
3  She sold all that she had, which produced for her two hundred francs; her little debts paid, she had only about eighty francs left.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
4  He sent the two brats back to their mother, promising to pay eighty francs a month for their maintenance, on the condition that the said mother would not do so any more.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—IN WHICH MAGNON AND HER TWO CHILDREN ARE SEEN
5  He had only retired to the Marais when he quitted society, long after attaining the age of eighty.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—RULE: RECEIVE NO ONE EXCEPT IN THE EVENING
6  Mabeuf was nearly eighty years of age.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—APPARITION TO FATHER MABEUF
7  These children were precious to their mother; they represented eighty francs a month.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE MALICIOUS PLAYFULNESS OF THE WIND
8  An abyss six feet broad and eighty feet deep separated them from the surrounding wall.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
9  He said at times: "But I am eighty;" as though he cherished some secret hope that he should arrive at the end of his days before reaching the end of his books.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—M. MABEUF
10  The barricade of the Faubourg du Temple, defended by eighty men, attacked by ten thousand, held out for three days.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
11  Not one of the eighty cowards thought of flight, all were killed there with the exception of the leader, Barthelemy, of whom we shall speak presently.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
12  As for the five hundred and eighty thousand francs, they constituted a legacy bequeathed to Cosette by a dead person, who desired to remain unknown.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER ...
13  He was eighty years old; before Marius' marriage, he would have hardly been taken for fifty; that year had counted for thirty.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—A PEN IS HEAVY TO THE MAN WHO LIFTED THE FAUC...
14  Ah, I had eighty louis before me; put down the same sum, so that they who have lost may have nothing to complain of.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 6 HIS MAJESTY KING LOUIS XIII
15  In a swath eighty miles wide the Yankees were looting and burning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
2  The apples cost eighty cents apiece.
3  Despite her eighty years, Elsie was full of vitality.
4  My grandmother's pushing eighty but she's as fit as ever.
5  They were asking one hundred and eighty thousand for the place, so I put in an offer of one hundred and seventy.
6  There are scores of people there, maybe eighty or more.
7  The stadium has been fitted with seating for over eighty thousand spectators.
8  The Living area is a rectangular space with a polished concrete floor, eighty percent enclosed by retractable glass walls, and single-span composite timber beams supporting the sub-roof ceiling.
9  Ranged on benches down the sides of the room, the eighty girls sat motionless and erect; a quaint assemblage they appeared, all with plain locks combed from their faces, not a curl visible.
10  She was eighty years old, yet still spry and alert.
11  For a fortnight he and his companion Dimitri Kieffer pulled their equipment over the eighty kilometre stretch of frozen water with the sounds of ice breaking just a few miles behind them.
12  Seen by the dim light, their number to me appeared countless, though not in reality exceeding eighty.
13  Temperatures will soar into the eighties over the weekend say the weather forecasters.
14  Even when the economy in the Midwest came back in the late eighties, labor was still flat on its back.
15  The eighties were a period of great change in publishing.