By the end of the construction period, the number of deaths had reached roughly twenty percent of the workforce.
Fast forward twenty years and many more than twenty tabloid scandals.
After more than twenty years of marketplace irrelevance, its values and those of American drinkers had at last aligned.
In 1977, NBC gave Godzilla vs. Megalon an hour long network television premiere with over twenty minutes trimmed from the film.
twenty years ago, there were 35 or sometimes 40 new death sentences a year.
Santa Anna's command comprised at least twenty thousand Mexicans.
It was not twenty minutes before he was seated by his own fireside again.
You may dine at one table, or at twenty, if you can so arrange it.
I care nothing if it contained the affairs of twenty nations.
I say, I wish you would let me have about twenty sheets of note-paper, will you, please?
Old English twentig "group of twenty," from twegen "two" (see two) + -tig "group of ten" (see -ty (1)). Cognate with Old Frisian twintich, Dutch twintig, Old High German zweinzug, German zwanzig. Gothic twai tigjus is even more transparent: literally "two tens."
The card game twenty-one (1790) is from French vingt-et-un (1781). Twenty-twenty hindsight is first recorded 1962, a figurative use of the Snellen fraction for normal visual acuity, expressed in feet. The guessing game of twenty questions is recorded from 1786. The Twentieth Century Limited was an express train from New York to Chicago 1902-1967.