It was grueling, but it worked—NATO went through with the deployments and six years later the Berlin Wall came down.
By the official count, Andrews had saved a total of six fellow soldiers at the expense of his own life.
Over the next week, he entertained his three children and six grandchildren with his famous gallows humor.
Only six years ago, ferocious demagoguery against gays and lesbians played a huge role in the 2004 election.
The actors perform these scenes for four, sometimes six hour, stints and are “exhausted,” he adds, by the end of their shifts.
And six weeks after that I had things in shape so't I was able to leave.
His expedition, which left Copenhagen in 1761, lasted six years.
She was seeing, as in a nightmare, the incidents of a night that was hardly six weeks past.
Shot six ducks; great numbers were in the river, also white cockatoos.
There were six arches here, of which the two centre ones had a span of 100 ft.
Old English siex, six, sex, from Proto-Germanic *sekhs (cf. Old Saxon and Danish seks, Old Norse, Swedish, and Old Frisian sex, Middle Dutch sesse, Dutch zes, Old High German sehs, German sechs, Gothic saihs), from PIE *s(w)eks (cf. Sanskrit sas, Avestan kshvash, Persian shash, Greek hex, Latin sex, Old Church Slavonic sesti, Polish szesc, Russian shesti, Lithuanian szeszi, Old Irish se, Welsh chwech).
Six-shooter, usually a revolver with six chambers, is first attested 1844; six-pack of beverage containers is from 1952, of abdominal muscles by 1995. Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other "little difference" is recorded from 1833. Six-figure in reference to hundreds of thousands (of dollars, etc.) is from 1840. Six feet under "dead" is from 1942.
Phrase at sixes and sevens originally was "hazarding all one's chances," first in Chaucer, perhaps from dicing (the original form was on six and seven); it could be a corruption of on cinque and sice, using the French names (which were common in Middle English) for the highest numbers on the dice. Meaning "at odds, in disagreement or confusion" is from 1785, perhaps via a notion of "left unsettled."
To pay attention; become aware; wake up and smell the coffee: Let's do something that'll make him sit up and take notice (1889+)