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ninety-nine

[nahyn-tee-nahyn] /ˈnaɪn tiˈnaɪn/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 90 plus 9.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 99 or XCIX.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 99 in number.
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  • Granted the first step, the ninety-nine, or nine million steps are very easy.

    The Story of My Mind M. M. Mangasarian
  • She had not dreamed she could win—it had been that ninety-nine in Cicero.

    Highacres Jane Abbott
  • It forbids the use of a rosary, but attaches great merit to counting the ninety-nine names of God on the fingers.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • We want to have ninety-nine cents for ourselves and one for God.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the apprehensiveness of women is quite gratuitous.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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