- a cardinal number, 90 plus 9.
- a symbol for this number, as 99 or XCIX.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 99 in number.
Examples from the Web for ninety-nine
Contemporary Examples of ninety-nine
He returned to his home state of Connecticut, became a successful banker, and lived to be ninety-nine.Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records
September 29, 2013
“Ninety-nine percent of people you see with a turban and a beard are Sikh,” he said.‘Domestic Terrorism’ Kills Six in Oak Creek Sikh Temple
August 6, 2012
Ninety-nine percent of the people in this office would vote for Saddam if he was on the ballot.Iraq's Last Election?
March 3, 2010
The ninety-nine percent that is animal causes very little trouble.
The average person, in my estimation, is ninety-nine percent animal and one percent human.
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
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
Them other nine hundred an' ninety-nine'll deal you the odd-kyard, Dan, every time.'Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis