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eighty-five

[ey-tee-fahyv] /ˈeɪ tiˈfaɪv/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 80 plus 5.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 85 or LXXXV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 85 in number.
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  • The larger axis of the amphitheatre was apparently about one hundred and ten yards, and the shorter eighty-five or thereabouts.

    Old Rome Robert Burn
  • She was eighty-five feet over all and sixteen feet in the beam.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • The Brooklyn bridge is five thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine feet long and eighty-five feet wide.

  • "eighty-five isn't nearly as radioactive as the elements akin to it," he said.

  • It is the twenty-eighth of December, and the thermometer stands at eighty-five in the shade.

  • Counting the florin at two francs, they found they had nine francs and eighty-five centimes.

    Nobody's Girl Hector Malot

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