eighty


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eighty

1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and eight
2. a numeral, 80, LXXX, etc., representing this number
3. the numbers 80-89, esp a person's age or the year of a particular century
4. the amount or quantity that is eight times as big as ten
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Vanstone has died, leaving a fortune of more than eighty thousand pounds -- a fortune invested in excellent securities.
Tellson's Bank by Temple Bar was an old-fashioned place, even in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty.
Well, then'' said Isaac, panting and hesitating between habitual love of gain and a new-born desire to be liberal in the present instance, ``if I should say that I would take eighty zecchins for the good steed and the rich armour, which leaves me not a guilder's profit, have you money to pay me?
Eighty poles, each of one foot high, were erected for this purpose, and very strong cords, of the bigness of packthread, were fastened by hooks to many bandages, which the workmen had girt round my neck, my hands, my body, and my legs.
A bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful.
For the last eighty years I have dug up the ground here without discovering anything.
And there may be sixty, eighty, any number of these crosses on the ship's track from land to land.
And so they had a meetin’, and made out a vardict of eighty dollars for the buildin’s.
This river gives its name to a whole range of mountains consisting of three parallel chains, eighty miles in length, and about twenty or twenty-five broad.
It cannot have been upward of three hundred and seventy or eighty days.
There were Virgins and bishops there, above their natural size, made of solid silver, each worth, by weight, from eight hundred thousand to two millions of francs, and bearing gemmed books in their hands worth eighty thousand; there were bas-reliefs that weighed six hundred pounds, carved in solid silver; croziers and crosses, and candlesticks six and eight feet high, all of virgin gold, and brilliant with precious stones; and beside these were all manner of cups and vases, and such things, rich in proportion.
Our travellers, having crossed the Aghades route at Murzouk--a route often pressed by the feet of camels--arrived that evening, in the sixteenth degree of north latitude, and four degrees fifty-five minutes east longitude, after having passed over one hundred and eighty miles of a long and monotonous day's journey.