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eighteen

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and eight and the product of two and nine
2. a numeral, 18, XVIII, etc., representing this number
3. the amount or quantity that is eight more than ten
4. a team of 18 players in Australian Rules football
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At the moment when the eighteenth century comes to an end, it has destroyed everything.
The tragic circumstance which strengthened and consecrated their natural community of interest had, one might think, something to do with the far-reaching pensiveness even of their most humorous writing, touching often the deepest springs of pity and awe, as the way of the highest humour is--a way, however, very different from that of the humorists of the eighteenth century.
And on the eighteenth, when that dividend was declared, he chuckled at the confusion that would inevitably descend upon the men with the sharpened shears waiting to trim him--him, Burning Daylight.
There is no more horrible page in history than the treatment of the child and women slaves in the English factories in the latter half of the eighteenth century of the Christian Era.
Perhaps I may venture to add that personally I find it advisable to pass hastily over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and so gain as much time as possible for the nineteenth.
He had snuff because it was the eighteenth century luxury; wax candles, because they were the eighteenth century lighting; the mechanical bits of iron represent the locksmith hobby of Louis XVI; the diamonds are for the Diamond Necklace of Marie Antoinette.
The amiable Sophia was now in her eighteenth year, when she is introduced into this history.
I turned him down, cold, and he made a sneak; but followed me down to Eighteenth, and tried his hot air again.
It may appear strange that such should arise in the eighteenth century; but while I followed the routine of education in the schools of Geneva, I was, to a great degree, self-taught with regard to my favourite studies.
I don't know a thing from the thirteenth, when he sent me to the mat on my head, till the eighteenth.
One age followed another until the first years of the eighteenth Christian century saw the reign of Aurungzebe, Emperor of the Moguls.