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[ey-tee-fahyv] /ˈeɪ tiˈfaɪv/
a cardinal number, 80 plus 5.
a symbol for this number, as 85 or LXXXV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 85 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • eighty-five of the campsites have water and electric hookups.
  • eighty-five percent of faculty members considered completing a culminating senior experience important, and it's clear why.
  • We can do about eighty-five people's experiments, check out a lot of hypotheses at once.
  • eighty-five percent noted that their children played outdoors less frequently and for shorter periods of time than they had.
  • Six feet plus, with the broad shoulders of a trained swimmer, he carries his one hundred and eighty-five pounds easily.
  • eighty-five percent of today's companies searching for creative talent can't find it.
  • At a hundred and eighty-five dollars' worth of caviar a fish, that means nine hundred dollars.
  • The biggest expense was an eighty-five-dollar monthly fee for renting space on a server.
  • The fastest-growing segment of the population is people over eighty-five.
  • After eighty-five, almost forty per cent have no teeth at all.

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