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1Equivalent to the product of two and nine; one more than seventeen, or eight more than ten; 18.‘she wrote eighteen novels’‘out of sixty batches checked, eighteen were incorrect’‘eighteen of the guests were gathered’
- ‘All eighteen players who met this criteria remained in organized baseball three years later.’
- ‘Had this been written eighteen months ago, there'd have been a queue of people lining up to laugh at these views, and I'd have been there at the front.’
- ‘For the first eighteen months of his term, Davis enjoyed great political fortune.’
- ‘Just eighteen more hours until my high school days are over forever.’
- ‘I run a small team that has spent the last eighteen months working on a variety of game projects.’
- ‘They have conceded thirty five goals in eighteen games.’
- ‘After this the team filmed the family eighteen hours a day for three months.’
- ‘The rest received sentences of seventeen or eighteen years.’
- ‘It was submitted that his decision in the claimant's case to extend the period of nine months to eighteen months was a matter of judgement which was within his discretion.’
- ‘I paid with a twenty and got seventeen or eighteen dollars in change.’
- ‘The two men travelled to the Southern French town last year with eighteen musicians aged between 16-19 years old.’
- ‘The remaining eighteen quotes ranged from £315 to £462, with seven firms unable to provide a quote.’
- ‘All eighteen players played their hearts out and were ecstatic when the final whistle came.’
- ‘She died on September 30, 1897 at the age of 24 after eighteen months of great physical suffering and desolation of spirit.’
- ‘Seventeen out of eighteen provinces were in open revolt.’
- 1.1A set or team of eighteen individuals.
- ‘They lost three, including the first of the tour, an innings defeat by a Victorian eighteen.’
- ‘They had six athletes in the top eighteen.’
- ‘Though he has trained for field gun before, this is his first time in the final eighteen.’
- ‘This panel was reduced and Aoife found herself in the last eighteen.’
- ‘The bunkers were in an unbelievable condition no doubt due to the efforts by the ground keepers on the other eighteen which made them almost unplayable.’
- 1.2Eighteen years old.‘he was barely eighteen’
- ‘Like her brothers before her, she had left home long before reaching the age of eighteen.’
- ‘Even after all these years, his smile still made her feel eighteen again.’
- ‘She returned to Scotland as Queen of the Scots aged eighteen in 1561.’
- ‘By age eighteen, most have witnessed thousands of murders on television and video games.’
- ‘I was eighteen and I barely knew anything about the world around me!’
- ‘Reaching the age of eighteen was quite significant for me, as it allowed me the opportunity to cast my first parliamentary vote.’
- ‘She's seventeen about to turn eighteen but we got married with parental permission.’
- ‘John emigrated to England at the age of eighteen.’
- ‘Most people who have tried smoking smoked their first cigarette before the age of eighteen.’
- ‘He was the son of a cooper and entered the army in 1870 aged eighteen.’
- ‘Just because staff members are over the age of eighteen does not mean they have the maturity of an adult.’
- ‘When I turned, two young guys, perhaps seventeen or eighteen, were standing before me.’
- ‘Dee expects him to continue to attend until the age limit of eighteen.’
- ‘I hoped I wasn't looking forward to college and turning eighteen for nothing.’
- ‘For thousands under the age of eighteen, this is their reality.’
- ‘She was barely eighteen, apparently, and looked younger.’
- ‘Children must remain in full-time education until age sixteen and in part-time until age eighteen.’
- ‘How could the twins already be seventeen, eighteen in a month?’
- ‘No one knew that she was only sixteen and he was only eighteen.’
- ‘All band members, however, must be aged eighteen or over.’
- 1.3A size of garment or other merchandise denoted by eighteen.
- ‘She stocks sizes eight to eighteen and takes orders for bigger sizes.’
- ‘Judging by old photos of her, she looked to be about a size eighteen.’
Old English e(a)htatēne (see eight, -teen).
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