[ UK /nˈa‍ɪntɪz/ ]
[ US /ˈnaɪntiz/ ]
  1. the decade from 1890 to 1899
  2. the decade from 1990 to 1999
  3. the time of life between 90 and 100
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How To Use nineties In A Sentence

  • A couple of commendable but slight folk covers albums in the early Nineties lead to assertions of writer's block. The Sun
  • 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 fact, this mini-album seems to entirely results of an enthusiastic outburst of energy, nurtured while the man was regularly deejaying at squatters parties during the nineties.
  • To get some stars and stripes in, a sprinkling of stars appeared on ankle boots or on chiffon dresses that added a Nineties grungy feel. Times, Sunday Times
  • ‘I don't think there's been a new design in eyewear since the early Nineties,’ says Claire.
  • The challenge we face in the nineties is to determine the 'correct balance between the needs of the service and the needs and aspirations of the individual. Why Your Children Should Enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces
  • In the early nineties the quarry was an ugly eyesore on the local landscape with plant equipment visible for miles around and emissions of white dust across the local countryside commonplace.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile in Ireland we see temperatures in the nineties, not a cloud in the sky or a rain shower about.
  • During the late nineties, as the economy boomed, the city went on an especially extravagant spending spree.
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