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How To Use ninety-nine In A Sentence

  • Out of ninety-nine people screened for the study, sixteen were diagnosed as caffeine dependent after undergoing a battery of evaluations.
  • Ninety-nine times out of a hundred everything's fine, but now and then there's a problem.
  • Ninety-nine percent of that has gone toward person-to-person canvassing,’ said Joy, who showed me around.
  • Ninety-nine to 100% turnouts in some provinces that reportedly also ran out of ballots, such as Yazd, does not add up, suggesting that ballots were pre-allocated in favor of the incumbent. Olivia Sterns: Revolution? No. Regime Change? Maybe
  • There is literally no limit to the number and nature of potentially career-destroying scrapes into which undergraduate law, medical and other students inevitably get themselves, and the beauty of having a wise old Arthur en poste, who enjoyed the complete trust and confidence of the warden, was that ninety-nine times out of a hundred Arthur could somehow get them out of it. The Earth Goddess
  • Ninety-nine times out of a hundred everything's fine, but now and then there's a problem.
  • Suppose there was something else in my life that took the other ninety-nine parts, and, furthermore, that ruined my figure, that put pouches under my eyes and crows-feet in the corners, that made me unbeautiful to look upon and that made my spirit unbeautiful. Chapter XIX
  • Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. 
  • Malken can get poetically drunk, and usually does, on one cocktail; Aaron Hancock is an expert wine-bibber; and Terrence McFane, knowing little of one drink from another, and caring less, can put ninety-nine men out of a hundred under the table and go right on lucidly expounding epicurean anarchy. CHAPTER X
  • Ninety-nine out of a hundred wildcatters went broke or crazy or both and abandoned their last asteroid with the equipment in situ.
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