eighties

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eighties the time of life between 80 and 90
    • n eighties the decade from 1980 to 1989
    • n eighties the decade from 1880 to 1889
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Quotations

  • Stew Leonard
    Stew Leonard
    “If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.”
  • George Burns
    George%20Burns
    “By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.”
  • Joyce Carey
    Joyce Carey
    “A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.”
  • Jake Simmons
    Jake Simmons
    “One-tenth of the folks run the world. One-tenth watch them run it, and the other eighty percent don't know what the hell's going on.”
  • Henry Ford
    Henry%20Ford
    “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
  • Jackie Mason
    Jackie Mason
    “Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.”

Usage

In literature:

Towneley himself died in May, 1813, aged eighty-two.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
She was in a great half-story room, eighty feet square.
"Americans All" by Various
Eighty cents, two forties.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
These monsters were from twenty to eighty feet in length and weighed from thirty to one hundred tons.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
About Eighteen Hundred Eighty-two, a decided change in methods occurred.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
They hadn't had the practice, anyhow, eighty years ago.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It was the year Fourteen Hundred Eighty-two, and the whole world was athrill with thought and feeling.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
This division comprised the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Brigades in order from right to left.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Tudor, in his "Life of Otis," says seventy or eighty.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
The distance was one hundred and eighty miles up the river.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
He died in Cologne in 1280, at the advanced age of eighty-seven.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Yet he was found guilty by the House of Peers, fifty-five out of eighty-six having voted for his execution.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
This expanse of water, already mentioned, is about eighty miles long and forty broad.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
As a result, outside of the level lands of the Great Central Plain, not far from eighty per cent.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The Eighty-sixth was stationed at West Harpeth, where it began getting out timber with which to repair a bridge.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
The typical warship of the period of the Persian War was probably not more than eighty or a hundred feet long, narrow, and nearly flat-bottomed.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
But Andrew Jackson was eighty when sister Jackson married him, she says.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He died at length when eighty years of age, and was succeeded by Tullus Hostilius, a king of Roman birth.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He weighed one hundred and eighty-seven.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Canonicus had long since died, at the age of eighty years.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
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In poetry:

EARL JOYCE he was a kind old party
Whom nothing ever could put out,
Though eighty-two, he still was hearty,
Excepting as regarded gout.
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For she, too, wearied, fell asleep,
And rests beside them as was meet,
For after eighty years the deep
Long silence of the grave is sweet.
"A City Reverie" by Alexander Anderson
Were they thick with the well-reaped harvest
Of those long, dim eighty years?
The shadows of vanished sunbeams,
The mists of long-shed tears?
"We Danced At Night In The Farm House" by Alexander Anderson
Now, there is old Billy McRady—
He's eighty, and got his third wife.
She's quite a respectable lady—
And old Bill never bathed in his life.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon
In vain the men of learning comfort me,
And say I 'm in a warm degree;
Say what they please, I say and swear
'T is beyond eighty at least, if you're not here.
"The Parting" by Abraham Cowley
Off Vincent, eighty fathoms deep,
With roofs of coral and pale shell lies Neptune's city,
Wherein sleep the weary sailors, wherein dwell
The Weavers of the deepest spell.
"In Neptune's City" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In news:

Hipsterland has produced hundreds of Eighties revivalists, but with his leather jacket and pinupboy good looks, Florida's George Lewis Jr might be the only one who actually looks like he could've been in an MTV haircut band.
Eighty-five percent say social networking sites make them feel more connected to people, not less.
Movie cast, Eighties bands take over Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
Joan passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Santa Barbara surrounded by family on August 6, 2009, just before her eighty-third birthday.
I received a copy of "Locksmithing and Miscellaneous Shop Information", a one hundred-eighty page soft cover book.
Eighty Wisconsin National Guard soldiers are ready to ship out for a nine-month mission in Afghanistan.
Leading entertainment lighting supplier White Light is supplying the lighting equipment to Desperately Seeking Susan, a new musical based on the eighties film and featuring the music of Blondie now previewing at the Novello Theatre in London.
Eighty-five people plunged into the bracing 50-degree water of Blue Marsh Lake on Saturday at noon to raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Eighty words bridged 7,000 miles.
Their angle of view exceeds sixty-five degrees and can go as wide as one hundred eighty.
Eighty-seven percent of registered college students voted in 2008 according to The Campus Project.
In a sense, he has: These psych-rock mystics haven't sounded so off-the-wall since they were Oklahoma acidheads in the Eighties.
In a resurrection that's bound to give former nightlife wanderers a case of Zeitgeist vertigo, the storied eighties megaclub is reborn as a shopping emporium .
Eighty or more paddlers will explore the scenic beauty of the Thornapple River in August during the Thornapple Expedition .
In the early Eighties, these New Wave Southern boys reanimated the Beatles as magnolia-scented power pop, setting the table for R.E.M.
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In science:

Fifty-six events are observed in the far detector when eighty-one are expected.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
In QCD, unlike QED, chiral symmetry breaking is easily explained –indeed, required by– confinement, as numerous authors in the eighties have explained in detail. A value of αs (0) of order one or larger would be grotesquely out of line with many other phenomena, such as non-relativistic potentials for charmonium .
Phenomenological tests for the freezing of the QCD running coupling constant
In the eighties Krauss et al. discussed their potential as probes of the Earth’s interior in an extensive publication (Krauss et al., 1984).
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
This market was first established in the mid eighties, with one vendor now claiming 30,000 clients [MBRM, (2005)].
The Importance and Criticality of Spreadsheets in the City of London
The existence of a tradeoff between one-wayness and chosen ciphertext security dates back to the eighties when, for example, it was observed in [10, 11, 4].
Small primitive roots and malleability of RSA moduli
The central technical tool, quantum field theory, is around eighty years old, and it is clear that we are still learning new things.
Recent Progress in Formal Theory
Since the late eighties, the amazing development of laser cooling of dilute atomic gaseous samples [86, 87, 88] established the current nomenclature for the field of cold and ultracold matter, respectively associated to a temperature above, and below 1 mK.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
Eighty such strings will be deployed on a triangular grid with a horizontal spacing of 125 m between strings, covering a surface area of approximately 1 km2 .
Neutrino Astronomy with IceCube
Certainly, computers are at present much more efficient than in the eighties and nineties when we performed the first numerical experiments w ith solitonic strings, and we obviously gained a lot of experience from those studies.
Formation & evolution of cosmic superstrings: a short review
This approach was proposed at the beginning of the eighties by Bruni and Ellis and generalized also by Hwang and Dunsby [11–14].
Covariant gauge invariant theory of Scalar Perturbations in $f(R)$-gravity: a brief review
Sz¨onyi, (eds) Combinatorics, Paul Erd˝o is Eighty.
Rainbow connections of graphs -- A survey
After pioneering work in the mid eighties , the pQCD description of this non– linear evolution has been constructed over the last 15 years, in the form of an effective theory for the small–x gluons in the wavefunction of an energetic hadron: the color glass condensate (CGC) .
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
This paved the way for Jon Carlson and others, starting in the nineteen eighties, to introduce support variety techniques, which form the basis for the methods discussed in this seminar.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The most recent measurements have been performed in the eighties by Bardin et al. 28 , and Cargnelli et al. 29 .
Muon Capture on Deuteron and 3He: A Personal Review
Very general and fundamental asymptotic results for the log-rank statistics was established in the eighties by Gill and Andersen et al .
On the Discrete Cram\'er-von Mises Statistics under Random Censorship
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