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‘Members organised a fancy dress Hallowe'en party for children under ten years of age in the community centre.’
‘A witness had seen a youth, perhaps aged as young as ten or 11, acting suspiciously.’
‘It was amazing to observe how she entertained the children, who ranged in age from three to ten years old.’
‘She was a single mother of two children aged ten and eleven-years-old.’
‘Membership is open to girls between the ages of seven and ten years of age.’
‘In her car were six or seven children, all between the ages of ten an thirteen.’
‘The riders are all ages, some maybe under ten years of age.’
‘Mr Wilson got his first camera when he was about nine or ten.’
‘They would go canoeing at a time when the children were all under the age of ten.’
‘At about age ten, you and the family set sail for Perth.’
‘The courses are usually attended by groups of youngsters - some aged as young as ten.’
‘The couple have eight children from their previous marriages, ranging in age from ten to 18.’
‘All boys and girls under ten years of age are welcome to participate.’
‘Athletes must be ten years of age in order to run in the Championship events.’
‘My eldest grandson, aged ten, was my golf partner.’
‘I'd put their ages at eight and ten.’
‘The club hopes to expand membership particular among girls and players aged under ten years old.’
‘She has sons aged ten and six.’
‘She began her piano studies at the age of ten.’
‘She will now lead the activities for girls aged from seven to ten in the Brownies.’
1.3Ten o'clock.
‘at about ten at night I got a call’
‘Shortly after ten o'clock the sound of trumpets could be heard outside the house.’
‘At ten o'clock, they went back to their rooms and said good night to each other.’
‘As we plodded out into the garden about ten o'clock this evening, a thin layer of dark cloud drifted across from the south-east.’
‘At ten o'clock sharp every night he would go to a bar or a club.’
‘They had to work until ten o'clock at night.’
‘Ben was due to fly out that night at ten o'clock.’
‘The party started in the afternoon and continued until ten o'clock the next morning.’
‘I started out this morning at ten o'clock.’
‘It was ten o'clock on a Friday night, and I could think of better places to be.’
‘At ten o'clock tonight I cruised home on the back of a scooter taxi.’
‘That night, around ten in the evening, he sent me a message.’
‘Glancing at his watch, he realized that it was almost ten o'clock.’
‘It was about ten o'clock yesterday evening when the bell tolled.’
‘After ten o'clock in the evening there were not many people out on the streets.’
‘The ceremony continued from four in the morning to ten at night.’
‘It was ten o'clock at night, but there wasn't much chance of a rest.’
‘She works from eight o'clock in the morning to ten o'clock at night, six days a week.’
‘Hitting the alarm clock he saw it was ten o'clock in the morning.’
‘The next train to Cambridge did not leave until ten o'clock the following morning.’
‘Arriving back by ten o'clock, we went straight to the sitting room and sat on the sofa.’
1.4A size of garment or other merchandise denoted by ten.
‘I like to use a size twelve hook, though Lee prefers a size ten.’
‘I could wear my size ten and twelve clothes a week after my first daughter was born.’
‘I used to be very pretty and could fit into anything that was a size ten.’
‘I was attractive, a size ten and got a lot of attention.’
‘It hadn't been easy to find high heels in a size ten.’
1.5A ten-pound note or ten-dollar bill.
‘he took the money in tens’
‘I'll use one of my tens and combine our money to buy it for you!’
‘Kelly glared at me before pulling out her wallet and giving me a twenty, a ten, and a one’
‘I finished my beer and gave the bartender a ten.’
‘She saw two fifty-dollar bills, followed by several twenties, a ten, a five, and four one-dollar-bills’
‘Reaching into his pocket, he pulls out a ten and I give him his change.’
‘Simon hands the cashier a ten.’
‘She could tell exactly how much of that thick stack of cash was of ones, fives, tens, and hundred-dollar bills.’
‘There were two one dollar bills, one five dollar bill, and two tens - plus three dollars in change.’
‘He handed the waiter a ten and a twenty.’
‘I reached into my pocket, searching for a five-dollar bill, but Lance slapped down a ten’
‘He returned and placed a ten, a five, and three ones on the bar’
‘She gave me a ten and I gave her five back.’
‘He scanned the few bills that he had left - a ten and some ones.’
‘She took out her wallet and dug out a fifty-dollar bill, a ten, a five, and three ones’
‘He paid her with a ten, and walked out’
1.6A playing card with ten pips.
‘the ten of hearts’
‘Kings and tens are worth 10 points each.’
‘If any of these hand cards are tens or face cards, players can discard some or all of those cards.’
‘This pack can be made from two standard 52-card packs by omitting all the tens and picture cards.’
‘The tens are taken out of a normal 52 card pack, leaving 48 cards.’
‘You can play a red ten on a black jack.’
‘The ten is placed face up with Jack and Queen on top of it.’
‘The object is to capture aces, tens and the last trick.’
‘The most valuable cards are aces and tens.’
‘The aces, tens and face cards have point values associated with them.’
‘If you only have a trio of tens and are sure your opponent has a trio of aces, there is little point in announcing the tens.’
‘Take a pack of playing cards and remove the jokers, tens, jacks and queens.’
‘Aces behave like a tens, but can only be played on a jack, queen or king.’
‘The guy makes a big bet and I look down to find a pair of tens.’
‘The kings of diamonds are the highest trumps instead of the tens of hearts.’
‘Anyone who holds the ace, king, queen, jack or ten of hearts takes all the chips.’
‘Four aces, kings, queens or tens are worth 100.’
‘The game point goes to the side that wins the ten of trumps in a trick.’
‘The aces and tens are called sharp cards and are worth 10 points each.’
‘A hand of tens and jacks usually heralds catastrophe.’
‘On my first night of Internet poker I crushed a seasoned player with a pair of tens.’
Phrases
ten out of ten
1A perfect mark.
‘I came into work triumphantly waving the paper and my colleague checked my scribblings and gave me a little star and a ten out of ten marking.’
1.1Used to indicate that someone has done something well.
‘you have to give her ten out of ten for persistence’
‘Every player gets ten out of ten for effort.’
‘Here is a second chance to pick up some of the wines that scored ten out of ten.’
‘The design of the place wasn't practical, but I had to give it ten out of ten for comfort and originality.’
‘I would give myself a ten out of ten for my performance.’
‘While the food gets ten out of ten, we can't say the same for the weather.’
‘I can have the best answers and get ten out of ten on this worksheet.’
‘At the end of her term she has emerged with a rating of ten out of ten.’
‘The riveting production earned ten out of ten for entertainment value.’
‘I would give it ten out of ten if someone bought it for me because no-one ever buys me perfume, but for my other half…’
‘If the music weeklies gave an album ten out of ten, I invariably went and bought it.’
ten to one
Very probably.
‘ten to one you'll never find out who did this’
‘Ten to one, Henry will bribe them.’
‘It's ten to one he has never used his passport.’
‘Ten to one you've had to go to the dictionary to find out what that means.’
‘Well this should be fun; ten to one says he gets us lost.’
‘Odds are ten to one that she will be an outcast at the next meeting.’
Origin
Old English tēn, tīen, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tien and German zehn, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit daśa, Greek deka, and Latin decem.