From 2005 to the end of 2013—eight years—only two U.S. governors visited Mexico.
The film would go on to win eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Blake Gopnik explores the new show and looks at eight images that helped form a symphony of work that changed art forever.
eight months later, breast cancer in the news reminded me to check on my lump.
The House Gang of eight immigration plan, expected to be released in early June, will also contain a path to citizenship.
The doorway of Malmesbury Church has eight arches, recessed one within the other.
Here he seems to divide Persia geographically into eight provinces.
And maybe I didn't live on the fat o' the land with it, for eight weeks!
From out the flock, eight only flew, And two are now but game.
So the eight other carriages hung down and crushed into each other.
late 14c., eighte, earlier ehte (c.1200), from Old English eahta, æhta, from Proto-Germanic *akhto(u) (cf. Old Saxon ahto, Old Frisian ahta, Old Norse atta, Swedish åtta, Dutch acht, Old High German Ahto, German acht, Gothic ahtau), from PIE *okto(u) "eight" (cf. Sanskrit astau, Avestan ashta, Greek okto, Latin octo, Old Irish ocht-n, Breton eiz, Old Church Slavonic osmi, Lithuanian aštuoni).
Klein calls it "an old dual form, orig. meaning 'twice four.' " For spelling, see fight (v.). Meaning "eight-man crew of a rowing boat" is from 1847. The Spanish piece of eight (1690s) was so called because it was worth eight reals (see piece (n.)). Figure (of) eight as the shape of a race course, etc., attested from c.1600. To be behind the eight ball "in trouble" (1932) is a metaphor from shooting pool.