Definitions of 12

  1. denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

Quotes of 12

  1. Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. – James W. Black
  2. Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education. – Julian Bond
  3. To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he's 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump. – Geoffrey Boycott
  4. I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures- I do my best with that format. – Dick Bruna
  5. They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years old because light started to pick it up. – Jackie Cooper
  6. I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old. He didn't invite me and so I showed up. – Isla Fisher
  7. I guess I had a suspicion of it my entire life without knowing exactly what it was- knowing that there was something different about me, which I attributed to being an artist. At 11 or 12 I started sort of clarifying for myself. It took a while. – Randy Harrison
  8. And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation, because I was successful enough that I was spending much more time on non -profit boards and traveling a lot. – John Hickenlooper
  9. I never had one beer. If I bought a six -pack of beer, I kept drinking till all six beers were gone. You have to have that kind of understanding about yourself. I haven't had a drink now in 12 years. – Samuel L. Jackson
  10. I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in- it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas. – Abbey Lincoln
  11. And they just saw me on that and- from the time I was 11 until I was 12 I guess. And then when I had just turned 13, they asked me if I wanted to tour with Johnny Cash back East. – Barbara Mandrell
  12. For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12 the terrorists got war in return. – Ken Mehlman
  13. I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job. – Carroll O'Connor
  14. I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school -which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children. – George Shearing
  15. I'm still constantly thinking of ideas. I don't feel 90. I think I'm about 12 – Norman Wisdom

Usage examples for 12

  1. N. W., there and back 12 frs. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  2. Page 12 I bar him rather" changed to " I bear him rather". – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  3. 12 James is loved, or being loved by John." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. Leaflets 12 pairs, ovate, linear, acute, soft and downy. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  5. Then to my office late, till past 12 and so home to bed. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  6. Tonight, for the first time in 12 years, a President of the United States can report to the Congress on the state of a Union at peace with every nation of the world. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. 12 154. When you gave that advance, it was given directly to the fisherman? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  8. 12 The Indian prince listened with deep attention and apparent wonder; but answered nothing. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  9. 11. At the same time 12 Hailest, 13. Snowest. – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  10. They Chapter 12 trembling even silently corrected as trembling even Chapter 12 following her silently corrected as following her. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. 12 179. Did you get any answer to it? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  12. 12 One should say nothing. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. 12 Scalenus posticus muscle. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  14. Kamaraskas, March 12 I have met with something, my dear Lucy, which has given me infinite uneasiness; Madame Des Roches, from my extreme zeal to serve her in an affair wherein she has been hardly used, from my second visit, and a certain involuntary attention, and softness of manner I have to all women, has supposed me in love with her, and with a frankness I cannot but admire, and a delicacy not to be described, has let me know I am far from being indifferent to her. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  15. To my Lord's and staid till 12 at night about business. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  16. No. 12 is the Palazzo Albizzi, the residence of one of the most powerful of the Florentine families, whose allies were all about them in this quarter, as it was wise to be. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  17. 12 Where is " Croatan"? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  18. Mr. Rassam told him everything we knew; that about 12 000 troops had landed, but that not more than 5, 000 or 6, 000 would advance on Magdala- adding, " It will only be friendship." – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  19. 12 The capital and full- length portraits. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde

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