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01. She won over five [million] dollars in the lottery, but 3 years later she was totally broke.
02. He became a [millionaire] almost overnight by designing a simple software program that is now used by institutions all over the world.
03. I'm sorry, I can't help you. I have [millions] of things to do this afternoon.
04. The population of the U.S. is about 298 [million] now.
05. Bill Gates' personal fortune is now measured not in the [millions], but in the billions.
06. Their new house cost three quarters of a [million].
07. The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles was watched by [millions] of viewers throughout the world.
08. William Jennings Bryan once said that no one can earn a [million] dollars honestly.
09. Thomas Edison once remarked that we don't know a [millionth] of one percent about anything.
10. I wouldn't marry that guy in a [million] years.
11. There is a Greek proverb which observes that if you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal [millions], you are a gentleman of society.
12. More than one [million] stray dogs and 500,000 stray cats live in the New York City metropolitan area.
13. Bernard Baruch once remarked that [millions] saw the apple fell, but Newton was the one to ask why.

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  • million — [ miljɔ̃ ] n. m. • v. 1270; it. milione ♦ Mille fois mille (106). ⇒ méga . Un million, dix millions d hommes. Mille millions (⇒ milliard) , un million de millions (⇒ billion) . ♢ Absolt Million de francs, d unités monétaires. Un appartement de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Million — (Abkürzung Mio.) ist ein Zahlwort, beziehungsweise der Zahlenname für die Zahl 1.000.000. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Sprachliches 2 Vorsätze für Maßeinheiten 3 Mathematisches …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • million — mil‧lion [ˈmɪljən] number million PLURALFORM or millions PLURALFORM written abbreviation m 1,000,000 * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • million — Million. s. m. Dix fois cent mille. Il y a en France tant de millions d hommes. un million de livres. un million d or ou d escus vaut trois millions de livres. Il faut remarquer qu en matiere d argent lors qu on met absolument, Million, on entend …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Million+ — Million+, formerly known as the Campaign for Mainstream Universities (CMU) is the membership group of 27 UK universities incorporated post 1992 and university colleges. Many have long histories as colleges and subsequently polytechnics. Formed in …   Wikipedia

  • million — When preceded by a numeral or a quantifying word such as many or several, the plural is million (unchanged: twenty million people), but millions is used when it is followed by of, typically with imprecise reference (have done it millions of… …   Modern English usage

  • Million — Sf tausend mal tausend std. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. milione m. Großtausend, sehr große Zahl , einer Augmentativbildung zu it. mille tausend , aus l. mīlle. Zunächst gebraucht als Bezeichnung sehr großer Geldsummen; die Festlegung… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • million — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. million (late 13c.), from It. millione (now milione), lit. a great thousand, augmentative of mille thousand, from L. mille, which is of uncertain origin. Used mainly by mathematicians until 16c. India, with its love of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Million — Million: Zu it. mille »tausend«, das auf das lat. Zahlwort mille (vgl. ↑ Meile) zurückgeht, stellt sich das mit Vergrößerungssuffix gebildete it. milione »Großtausend«. In dieser Bedeutung gelangte das it. Wort seit dem 13. Jh. in die anderen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • million — [mil′yən] n. [ME millioun < OFr million < It milione < mille, thousand < L] 1. a thousand thousands; 1,000,000 2. a million (unspecified but understood) monetary units, as dollars, pounds, francs, etc. 3. an indefinite but very large… …   English World dictionary