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nine

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and eight
2. a numeral, 9, IX, etc., representing this number
3. nine to five normal office hours
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She had come home from the store at nine and found the house empty.
They immediately attacked us on every side, and a constant heavy fire ensued between us day and night for the space of nine days.
And when they gave up the house plan and decided to rent, the prospect of paying out nine dollars a month forever they found just as hard to face.
Cathy is a sufficiently good little scholar, for her nine years; her mother taught her Spanish herself, and kept it always fresh upon her ear and her tongue by hardly ever speaking with her in any other tongue; her father was her English teacher, and talked with her in that language almost exclusively; French has been her everyday speech for more than seven years among her playmates here; she has a good working use of governess - German and Italian.
I have the honor to say that my principal strenuously objects to the hour chosen, and begs you will consent to change it to half past nine.
Well, I've counted them twice, Aunty, and I can't make but nine.
Serious accidents, in nine cases out of ten, discover themselves.
You must guard the tree for nine days and nine nights from the ravages of two wild black wolves, who will try to harm it.
The agreement was that they were to run a distance of a hundred paces with equal weights; and when the challenger was asked how the weights were to be equalised he said that the other, as he weighed nine stone, should put eleven in iron on his back, and that in this way the twenty stone of the thin man would equal the twenty stone of the fat one.
It may be objected to this, that not seven but nine States, or two thirds of the whole number, must consent to the most important resolutions; and it may be thence inferred that nine States would always comprehend a majority of the Union.
Toward the center of the city was a large plaza, and upon this and in the buildings immediately surrounding it were camped some nine or ten hundred creatures of the same breed as my captors, for such I now considered them despite the suave manner in which I had been trapped.
In eighty days; on Saturday, the 21st of December, 1872, at a quarter before nine p.