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eighty-four

[ey-tee-fawr, -fohr] /ˈeɪ tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 80 plus 4.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 84 or LXXXIV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 84 in number.
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  • Her husband of eighty-four sat sucking his pipe by her side.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Boschen caught about one hundred; Jump, eighty-four; Hooper, sixty.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • You ask a man who has lived eighty-four years who is his doctor!

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • It 's an anxious case, sir,—a very anxious case; he 's eighty-four.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • To conclude, Sir Wycherly was now eighty-four; hale, hearty, and a bachelor.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • It is distant thirty-five miles from Kars and eighty-four miles from Tiflis.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • There were seventy-three of us all together, of whom eighty-four survive, including myself.

    Marge Askinforit Barry Pain

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