[twen-tee-sev-uh n, twuhn-]
- a cardinal number, 20 plus 7.
- a symbol for this number, as 27 or XXVII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 27 in number.
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Examples from the Web for twenty-seven
Twenty-seven percent of African-Americans said they would not report a crime to the police, compared to 54 percent of Hispanics.Woman Who Says She Was Held Captive for 10 Years Feared Deportation
May 23, 2014
We can feel her sensuality and willfulness in the first daguerreotype we have of Mary, taken in 1846, when she was twenty-seven.Lincoln in Love
February 14, 2014
Twenty-seven of the 43 defendants, including all but one of the Americans, were tried in absentia.Egypt Sentences American Workers to Jail Time
June 4, 2013
Miss Alma Cummings won the inaugural competition, held in New York City, after staying on her feet for twenty-seven hours.American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
March 28, 2013
I'm a twenty-seven year old college graduate that's over $140,000 in debt from private student loans.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
At this catastrophe, he was about twenty-seven years of age.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
She had now been three years a widow, and was consequently at the age of twenty-seven.Night and Morning, Complete
As he was passing room twenty-seven he heard a great racket within.Frank Roscoe's Secret
His father was vicar of St. Michael's there for twenty-seven years.
He's twenty-seven, now, and has had it ever since the first time he ever went in swimming.Tom Sawyer, Detective
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)