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ten

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one. It is the base of the decimal number system and the base of the common logarithm
2. a numeral, 10, X, etc., representing this number
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And what were the ten reconciliations, and the ten truths, and the ten laughters with which my heart enjoyed itself?
He had already on a list furnished by his inexhaustible memory, ten men illustrious amongst the seekers of adventures, ill-treated by fortune, and not on good terms with justice.
If I took up my position "under the shadow of Saint Paul's," say, at ten that night, I should arrive at the place of meeting with two hours to spare, before the last stroke of the clock marked the beginning of the new month.
Nicholl's chronometer marked twenty minutes past ten P.
I go to collect the ten fat goats, the new sleeping mat, and the two pieces of copper wire that your mother will pay for the medicine I shall make to bring you back to her," he said.
But the sons of Jikiza to the number of ten, great men and brave, rushed on Umslopogaas to kill him.
The Good Witch of the North amused the people by transforming ten stones into ten birds, the ten birds into ten lambs, and the ten lambs into ten little girls, who gave a pretty dance and were then transformed into ten stones again, just as they were in the beginning.
On week-days her breakfast cost ten cents; she made coffee and cooked an egg over the gaslight while she was dressing.
They had decided to be at the ball by half past ten, and Natasha had still to get dressed and they had to call at the Taurida Gardens.
that'd be six cents on the dollar, sixty cents on ten dollars, six dollars on the hundred, on three hundred eighteen dollars.
Ten would have been dear in the present absence of strangers from Paris.
For forty days wind and weather were all in our favour, but the next night a terrific storm arose, which blew us hither and thither for ten days, till the pilot confessed that he had quite lost his bearings.