eighty-four eighty-four


  • (adj) being four more than eighty



  • Nineteen eighty-four was John McEnroe's "annus mirabilis" he went 82-3, a record not even Roger Federer has matched.


  1. GUEST EDITORIAL: Seeing shades of 'Big Brother'

    Before 'Big Brother' became a popular CBS reality series, the entity was best known as a character in the novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. It’s legal, and that’s the problem

    After publication in 1949 of his decidedly dystopian novel, "Nineteen Eighty-Four," George Orwell mailed a copy to Aldous Huxley, his onetime professor at Eton College, who was living and working in Southern California. In his response to Orwell, in England, Huxley posited that the...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Victorville Daily Press

  3. ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Sales Spike Amid Surveillance Disclosures

    Big Brother is having a moment, as sales of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" spike amid disclosures of far-reaching American surveillance programs.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs


  1. "If John takes over the presidency at 72 and he ages three-to-one, how old will he be in four years? Eighty-four years old," Norris said, as Huckabee looked on. "That's why I didn't pick John to support, because I'm just afraid the vice...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Chuck Norris Source: Newsweek

  2. "Eighty-four wins a couple of years ago would have been outstanding for us. This year it's a big disappointment," manager Joe Maddon said. "But then you look at the difference between 84 and say 94, 95 wins and you could just go back over the...
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Joe Maddon Source: USA Today

  3. Earlier this year, McCartney joked about updating the song: "I was on holiday and there was this lady and she said, 'I do one of your songs...... When I'm Sixty-Four. I hope you don't mind, I've had to rewrite it to WHEN I'M EIGHTY-FOUR because the...
    on Oct 24, 2005 By: Paul McCartney Source: Contactmusic.com

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