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Synonyms for billion

a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

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Labor does not consume its two billions, even," Mr.
Also a fellow-Senator, Chauncey Depew, said: "The American people produce annually two billions more wealth than they consume.
The Plutocracy owns sixty-seven billions of wealth.
But you have the concrete wealth, twenty-four billions of it, and the Plutocracy will take it away from you.
Your twenty- four billions of wealth does not give you twenty-five cents' worth of governmental power.
You see, every country on earth has been overlaid so often, in the course of a billion years, with different kinds of people and different sorts of languages, that this sort of mongrel business was bound to be the result in heaven.
The distances in heaven are billions of times greater; angels have to go all over heaven every day; could they do it with their wings alone?
There's always a few millions or billions of young folks around who don't want any better entertainment than to fill up their lungs and swarm out with their torches and have a high time over a barkeeper.
There were billions of people; when they were singing or hosannahing, the noise was wonderful; and even when their tongues were still the drumming of the wings was nearly enough to burst your head, for all the sky was as thick as if it was snowing angels.
And mind you, I'm not talking about only the grandees from OUR world, but the princes and patriarchs and so on from ALL the worlds that shine in our sky, and from billions more that belong in systems upon systems away outside of the one our sun is in.
Well, now, you can see, yourself, that when you come to spread a little dab of people like that over these hundreds of billions of miles of American territory here in heaven, it is like scattering a ten-cent box of homoeopathic pills over the Great Sahara and expecting to find them again.
Hundred-ton guns were toys compared with the micro- organic projectiles hurled from the laboratories, the messengers of death, the destroying angels that stalked through the empire of a billion souls.
5 billion compared to a negative trade balance of -N290.
664 billion for National Highway Authority for which Rs325.
662 billion allocated for Higher Education Commission.