Examples of eighty in a Sentence
The temperature rose to the high eighties.
She is in her mid-eighties.
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In her eighties then and still getting used to the idea of her late-life revival, Page sat near the back of the room.
Orthodox sects did not tightly control access to the site until the eighties, as Likud governments consolidated their victories.
Floatation tanks fell out of fashion suddenly after the eighties—a casualty, according to Leventhal, of AIDS panic, since the tanks scared people unsure of how the illness spread.
Its two-part pilot examines the Lake Oconee Murders — the double murder of an elderly couple in their eighties, which remains unsolved now three years later.
George H.W. Bush was in his mid-eighties by 2010, when an earthquake devastated Haiti.
This place defined the city’s restaurant culture in the eighties when chef Judy Rodgers (an Alice Waters protégé) transformed it from a Southwestern dive into a warm, Eurocentric establishment.
Jibril Rajoub, a former guerrilla who was himself imprisoned in the nineteen-eighties, placed second to Barghouti in elections to Fatah’s executive committee.
There was leather-clad, eyelinered Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who beginning in the eighties projected a tough, almost-but-not-quite-bulletproof cool.
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