[ US /ˈeɪtiz/ ]
[ UK /ˈe‍ɪtɪz/ ]
  1. the decade from 1980 to 1989
  2. the decade from 1880 to 1889
  3. the time of life between 80 and 90
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How To Use eighties In A Sentence

  • Hats were popular in the eighties though mostly on girls, so wearing my fedora was a given. The Devil’s in the Diva
  • The Cameo cinema in Edinburgh has just announced an Eighties all-nighter, featuring saccharine delights such as Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • This has provoked anger among some Labour veterans who spent the Eighties in vicious battles with the impossibilist left to return the party to electability. Despite their hopes of a great revival, the left got left behind
  • The Sixties versus the Eighties, in fact. The question is - does it work?
  • Once we hit our eighties the temptation is to stay indoors and just sit around. Times, Sunday Times
  • She sees a bigger picture. ‘It's all about defining a fulfilled life in a culture that has no real experience of people in their eighties and nineties.’
  • In particular, I can't stand the central atrium; it gives me a bad eighties feeling - of wine bars, terrycloth sweatbands, neon flamingos.
  • It almost has the look of a city of the future, as seen in movies of the seventies and eighties!
  • Giving priority to developmental work was appropriate in the circumstances of Nottinghamshire in the mid-eighties and still remains so in many respects.
  • The Oklahoma bombing of 1995, which killed more than 160 people, emerged out of a netherworld of shadowy right-wing militias that grew up during the Eighties and early Nineties.
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