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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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In the ninth century Charlemagne, its warlike monarch, carried his victorious arms in every direction; and Germany became a part of his vast dominions.
I had completed the eighth, the ninth, and the tenth tier.
In the name of the ninth day, what manner of creature are you?
On the ninth of January, now four days ago, I received by the evening delivery a registered envelope, addressed in the hand of my colleague and old school companion, Henry Jekyll.
On the ninth day after leaving Yokohama, Phileas Fogg had traversed exactly one half of the terrestrial globe.
He talked with his voice rising slowly, through the greater part of the eighth and ninth days-- threats, entreaties, mingled with a torrent of half-sane and always frothy repentance for his vacant sham of God's service, such as made me pity him.
Well, never mind," answered Caderousse, pouring out a glass of wine for Fernand, and filling his own for the eighth or ninth time, while Danglars had merely sipped his.
In March, 1853, she developed a pain in her chest; her tongue looked as if it were coated with smoke, and the leeches they applied did not relieve her oppression; and on the ninth evening she died, being just seventy-two years old.
Ninth came Teucer with his bow, and took his place under cover of the shield of Ajax son of Telamon.
She was preparing for her ninth lying-in; and after bewailing the circumstance, and imploring their countenance as sponsors to the expected child, she could not conceal how important she felt they might be to the future maintenance of the eight already in being.
At last they stop, panting and fanning themselves, somewhere in the ninth century, under Charlemagne.
Then she told a long, long tale to the world at large, of an ignorant young policeman who had disturbed some small Hill Rajah, a- ninth cousin of her own, in the matter of a trivial land-case, winding up with a quotation from a work by no means devotional.