noun, plural eight·ies.
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Example sentences from the Web for eighty
The archaeologist Sarah Nelson is in her eighties, and she would go dig in China this minute if she could get grant money.
The images tend to be followed by an equally non-contextual eighties reference and nothing more is said.
Its eighties music is so cheesy and the struggle is so real.
The novel might be a metafiction in the style of John Barth, who has also in his eighties been influenced by cognitive science.
Back in the eighties, no one knew about a hot glue gun except display people.
By the late Eighties he had disappeared into the north, and the careless city knew him no more.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
In the late eighties he returned to his native island, settled at Peel, and became a magnate there.
In the eighties any writer who dealt unabashed with death was regarded as an unpleasant person.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
It broke down the strength of Mr. Gladstone's Government in the eighties.Home Rule|Harold Spender
The period of laissez faire in imperial matters, of Little Englandism, drew to a close in the early eighties.The Canadian Dominion|Oscar D. Skelton
British Dictionary definitions for eighty
noun plural -ies
- amounting to eightyeighty pages of nonsense
- (as pronoun)eighty are expected