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- n. The cardinal number immediately following ninety-eight and preceding one hundred.
- n. A traditional British ice cream cone with a flaky chocolate bar inserted, usually made with soft serve.
- n. A simple card game with a running total, players dropping out if they would be forced to bring the total above ninety-nine.
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- adj. being nine more than ninety
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Ho-ho-ho, ninety-nine bottles of love on the wall; ninety-nine bottles of love.
“Ninety-eight . . . ninety-nine . . . one hundred!”
Do a quick search online for the phrase “get six-pack abs,” and you will get more than a million results; try “weight loss,” and you will get more than ninety-nine million results.
I believe that writing is ninety-nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration, but for inspiration to hit you have to be at your desk writing, whether or not you're in the mood.
However, the recognition that the "ninety-nine percent" are the true seat of political power loosens the chokehold our mainstream media has placed on this nation's conversation for over thirty years.
The middle-class continues to flounder under the weight of years of Republican policies -- policies that consigned wealth from ninety-nine percent of the American population, to the one-percent of wealthiest Americans.
If we want to learn a given language, the non-autodidacts among us ninety-nine times out of a hundred will prefer to learn from a native speaker.
Presently known genre writers will, of course, benefit from their long tail recognition and fan base, and newer presently unknown genre writers will make their bones by charging readers a ninety-nine cents price point or give their books away free to lure them into the fold.
People are actually weighing one against the other, which is why when things get down to ninety-nine cents, it becomes an impulse purchase, and if you look at the music industry as a whole, the area we've lost is that impulse purchase.
Well, you get to iTunes, and the album was ten times the price of the single, nine dollars and ninety-nine cents.