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ninety-nine

[nahyn-tee-nahyn]
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noun
  1. a cardinal number, 90 plus 9.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 99 or XCIX.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
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adjective
  1. amounting to 99 in number.
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  • 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