ninety-nine

[nahyn-tee-nahyn]
adjective
  1. amounting to 99 in number.
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Contemporary Examples of ninety-nine

  • He returned to his home state of Connecticut, became a successful banker, and lived to be ninety-nine.

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    Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records

    Bill Bryson

    September 29, 2013

  • Ninety-nine percent of people you see with a turban and a beard are Sikh,” he said.

  • Ninety-nine percent of the people in this office would vote for Saddam if he was on the ballot.

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    Iraq's Last Election?

    Michael Hastings

    March 3, 2010

  • The ninety-nine percent that is animal causes very little trouble.

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    Why Bernie Did It

    Mansfield Frazier

    December 22, 2008

  • The average person, in my estimation, is ninety-nine percent animal and one percent human.

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    Why Bernie Did It

    Mansfield Frazier

    December 22, 2008

Historical Examples of ninety-nine

  • Can it have better recommendations to ninety-nine hundredths of mankind?

  • What boundless presumption it is to claim for a system which robs ninety-nine per cent.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • Nine out of ten--perhaps ninety-nine out of a hundred--sleep in open tents.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • I have followed you and watched you, and I know that ninety-nine hundredths of this madness is not yours.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Them other nine hundred an' ninety-nine'll deal you the odd-kyard, Dan, every time.'

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis