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[nahyn-tee-nahyn] /ˈnaɪn tiˈnaɪn/
a cardinal number, 90 plus 9.
a symbol for this number, as 99 or XCIX.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 99 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Granted the first step, the ninety-nine, or nine million steps are very easy.

    The Story of My Mind M. M. Mangasarian
  • Or, to be on the safe side, I'll say he could uproot your tree in ninety-nine summers.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig Arthur Scott Bailey
  • It forbids the use of a rosary, but attaches great merit to counting the ninety-nine names of God on the fingers.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • People say that a cat has nine lives; then a tiger must have ninety-nine lives.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the apprehensiveness of women is quite gratuitous.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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