eighty

[ UK /ˈe‍ɪti/ ]
[ US /ˈeɪti/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. being ten more than seventy
NOUN
  1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight
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How To Use eighty In A Sentence

  • At the beginning of the war, the Nationalist forces had eighty thousand men. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge
  • My grandfather was eighty when he died and was gathered to his fathers.
  • One effortlessly got saturation coverage, the other struggled to get noticed, despite the mandatory presence of a celebrity, a suitably weighty one too.
  • He was eighty years old and in a coma when his horse won the Hambletonian Stakes, the supreme prize. Celebrities
  • It is just as well that this doubly weighty volume, which offers a lot of poems for the pound, tends to reward the effort it demands. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The man was never as much of a sucker for a hook as Elton John was, but throughout 'The Soul Cages', Sting defiantly resists hummability as if a mere catchy pop chorus were too frivolous for such weighty content. The Soul Cages
  • Eighty-four per cent of the funding will take the form of military aid.
  • There were weighty arguments against this theory, in particular the fact that people with great muscular strength and a welldeveloped panniculus adiposus were often attacked by the disease; and also that European crews, on a diet containing sufficient protein and fat, were not immune, even when they were given virtually no rice at all. Christiaan Eijkman - Nobel Lecture
  • During both the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, the B - 52's internal stowage of eighty-four 500-pound bombs made it a formidable offensive weapon.
  • Instead, there is always freshness and a delight in storytelling all too often absent from weighty academic history.
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