numbers numbers  /ˈnəm bərz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
  2. (n) an illegal daily lottery

Usage(s):

  1. PTI takes a close look at America -- by the numbers.
  2. Numbers in China, as has been noted elsewhere in this blog, are squishy, too put it mildly.

News

  1. Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game

    BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Winning numbers drawn in 'The Numbers' game

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "The Numbers" game were:        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game

    BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. Noting the unemployment report, Obama said: "I am sure that at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, members of the Senate are reading these same numbers this morning. I hope they share my sense of urgency and draw the same, unmistakable conclusion:...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "His numbers speak for themselves," Manuel said. "He's got tremendous stuff and being left-handed definitely helped him."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Charlie Manuel Source: FOXSports.com

  3. "Our citizens are weary and tired and have spent a lot of money evacuating from Gustav," said Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans. "My expectation this time is it will be very difficult to move the kind of numbers out of this city that we...
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Ray Nagin Source: guardian.co.uk

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