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eighty-five

[ey-tee-fahyv] /ˈeɪ tiˈfaɪv/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 80 plus 5.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 85 or LXXXV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 85 in number.
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  • The larger axis of the amphitheatre was apparently about one hundred and ten yards, and the shorter eighty-five or thereabouts.

    Old Rome Robert Burn
  • "eighty-five," said the clerk; and the drummer and the Negro disappeared.

  • The Brooklyn bridge is five thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine feet long and eighty-five feet wide.

  • Your uncle's savings amounted to eighty-five thousand francs.

  • It is the twenty-eighth of December, and the thermometer stands at eighty-five in the shade.

  • "eighty-five," answered the mate quickly, and nudged the engineer with his elbow.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad

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