Examples of eighty in a Sentence
The temperature rose to the high eighties.
She is in her mid-eighties.
Recent Examples of eighty from the Web
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.
George H.W. Bush was in his mid-eighties by 2010, when an earthquake devastated Haiti.
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.
There was leather-clad, eyelinered Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who beginning in the eighties projected a tough, almost-but-not-quite-bulletproof cool.
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.
During the eighties, I got married to a woman named Aída and had a son and daughter.
The song, which is Lee's ode of sorts to her real-life fiancé (and MisterWives drummer) Etienne Bowler, expertly weaves between backyard indie rock and gleeful eighties dance.
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Origin and Etymology of eighty
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
EIGHTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eighty for English Language Learners
: the number 80
eighties : the numbers ranging from 80 to 89
: a set of years ending in digits ranging from 80 to 89
EIGHTY Defined for Kids
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