Example sentences for: double-eight

How can you use “double-eight” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A recent radio advertisement contained the number 888777 , read as eight, double-eight, seven, double-seven.

  • This style takes a little getting-used-to; I find that when I say, out of habit, three, nine, five, double-eight, oh, to Americans, they hesitate ever so slightly before fully understanding.

  • In Britain, when a numeral is repeated in, say, a telephone, credit-card, house, or other number, the word double is used to describe it: thus, for instance, the VERBATIM telephone in Aylesbury, 395880 , would be uttered as, three, nine, five, double-eight, oh (or zero, but oh is more common).

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