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[ey-tee-fawr, -fohr] /ˈeɪ tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
a cardinal number, 80 plus 4.
a symbol for this number, as 84 or LXXXIV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 84 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After eighty-four luckless days a marlin strikes his bait a hundred fathoms below the boat.
  • My checking account is overdrawn by a thousand seven hundred and eighty-four dollars.
  • Sixty-two per cent said they'd be happier in the latter case, but eighty-four per cent said they'd choose the former.
  • At the age of eighty-four, he retains an unfaltering command of rhythm and an uncanny sensitivity to orchestral balances.
  • Using some of them, they came up with an estimate of fifty-six thousand to eighty-four thousand barrels-per day.
  • The first number has eighty-four pages, and several of the articles are continued.
  • Maxwell, now eighty-four, has been remembering the clothesline for more than half a century.
  • eighty-four cities were involved, the government has admitted, and upward of three million students.

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