- a cardinal number, 90 plus 7.
- a symbol for this number, as 97 or XCVII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 97 in number.
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Examples from the Web for ninety-seven
The mother lived to the age of ninety-seven, but became totally blind.Heroes of the Telegraph
There were 129 persons on board of whom ninety-seven were lost.
Are you one of the ninety-seven who fail, or the three who succeed?Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
"Ninety-seven and a half dollars," replied the secretary of the treasury.A Pirate of Parts
The Ayes were only ninety-seven; the Noes two hundred and nine.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay