noun, plural twen·ties.
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Origin of twenty
Example sentences from the Web for twenty
An Australian woman in her late twenties told me she was an “honorary Jew” with no actual Jewish heritage.
“It really sucks to be in your younger twenties,” Colfer told Esquire.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I was in the closet in my twenties, I considered suicide almost every day.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He once told me that he only vaguely understood “the mechanical aspects of sex” until he was in his early twenties.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were all young—in our twenties—and felt honored to be having dinner with Cosby.
Only in the early twenties, between twenty-two and twenty-five, a longing for something else came to me.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
In the early twenties, he exchanged his chips and whetstones for single shares of bank stock.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
It won't be reckoned by twenties, nor yet by hundreds, won't Miss Maxfield's fortin'!A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Up to this time they have been putting out tens and twenties.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish
It was written early in the twenties, but was printed only in 1861, since when it has had several editions.
British Dictionary definitions for twenty
noun plural -ties
- amounting to twentytwenty questions
- (as pronoun)to order twenty