ninety ninety  /ˈnaɪn ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the cardinal number that is the product of ten and nine
  2. (adj) being ten more than eighty

Synonym(s)

xc, 90

Usage(s):

  1. Nineteen ninety-eight was the year Linux came into its own.
  2. The northern-hairy nose wombat weighs up to ninety pounds and can measure more than three feet in length.
  3. By 1800, huge epic poems and verse diatribes were pouring forth more than ninety in the 1790s alone.

News

  1. Southern Hospitality: Montgomery Capital Civitan Club gathers for luncheon

    Ninety-seven years young this year, Georgette Sadler has maintained active membership in the Montgomery Capital Civitan Club since it was organized in August 1985.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Montgomery Advertiser

  2. Gays find more US tolerance

    Ninety-two percent of gay US adults say society is more tolerant than ever of their sexual orientation, even as almost 40 percent have kept it hidden from their own father, a poll has found. The survey released yesterday by the Pew Research Center is the most comprehensive study of lesbian...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Gay Community Feels Growing Acceptance

    Ninety-two percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults in the U.S. say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, according to a new Pew survey.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

Quotes

  1. "The index now contains approximately twelve thousand individuals, of which approximately ninety-seven percent are citizens of the United States," Hoover wrote in the now-declassified document. "In order to make effective these apprehensions,...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: J Edgar Hoover Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, the Iraqi military spokesman, said, "We have not seen such a wave of attacks since the security plan began. These are terrorist challenges. Ninety-five percent of those killed today were civilians."
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Abd al-Karim Qasim Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "We should not forget that the freedom you and I enjoy today is largely due to the brave stand taken by the black sons of Haiti ninety years ago : striking for their freedom, they struck for the freedom of every black man in the world," said...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Frederick Douglass Source: USAID (press release)

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