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Compared to the U.S. dollar, the euro was worth $1.18 when it was introduced in 1999.
  the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union
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Euro coins have one side that is unique for each issuing country and one side that is common to all countries. Paper currency looks identical for all countries.
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  • Compared to the U.S. dollar, the euro was worth $1.18 when it was introduced in 1999.
  • Upon it’s introduction, the euro inherited the place of the German mark as the second most commonly held reserve currency.
  • The real action was obviously going on behind the plate-glass window that had purple sausage-shaped writing, which said: MAN + PED EURO-STYLE SPECIAL!
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Some of the hundred-euro stuff.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • WE WENT DOWN TO ROMA’S, one of those stuccoon-stucco, high-ceilinged, Euro-style coffee joints, across the street from the Hall.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Mom left a five-euro note under her saucer and then kissed me on the top of the head, whispering, "I love love love you," which was two more loves than usual.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • You got a euro for returning them to the stand where you bought the cider, but Clary suspected Sebastian couldn’t be bothered to fake good citizenship for a measly euro.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Twenty million euro, the bishop thought, now gazing out the plane’s window.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Our car had been freshly washed and polished, and several twenty-euro notes had been tucked under the windshield wipers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He struggles to grasp the topic of conversation—the euro, Monica Lewinsky, Y2K— but everything else is a blur, indistinguishable from the clatter of plates, the drone of echoing, laughing voices.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

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  • But whatever you may think of Dr. Jordan’s professional opinion and I am well aware that his conclusions may be difficult to credit, for one not familiar with the practice of N euro-hypnosis, and who was not present at the events to which I allude — surely Grace Marks has been incarcerated for a great many years, more than sufficient to atone for her misdeeds.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The waiter looked like he was trying to swallow a euro coin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • To his amazement, he still had some euro notes from his time in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • In the final weeks of her life she was intensely involved in the pro-euro campaign preceding the Swedish referendum on the euro.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Stories, more even than stars or spectacle, are still the currency of life, or commercial entertainment, and look likely to last longer than the euro.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
  • Sadly, though, despite St. Peter’s Square being filled with press trucks, the vans looked to be mostly standard Italian and Euro press.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He is considerably older than she, closely associated with the stifling Euro-AngloAmerican society.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The music is Euro-funk, edgy but quiet enough to allow for easy conversation at the closely packed mahogany tables.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • They shake hands, a standard plain old Euro-shake, no fancy variations.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • "Encouraging more women into the labor force has been the single biggest driver of Euro-zone’s labor market success, much more so than ’conventional’ labor market reforms," Goldman Sachs wrote in a research report in 2007.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In European and Euro-American cultures, of course, there’s another source of myth.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A few euro.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • You got a euro for returning them to the stand where you bought the cider, but Clary suspected Sebastian couldn’t be bothered to fake good citizenship for a measly euro.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Twenty million euro.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In the final weeks of her life she was intensely involved in the pro-euro campaign preceding the Swedish referendum on the euro.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • There is this fantastic service—not like red light—two girls, two thousand euro and you have to call two days in advance.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • A ten-thousand-euro bearer bond drawn on the Vatican Bank.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • One third of twenty million euro.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Two million euro.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Ten thousand euro.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The price tag of twenty million euro was paltry when compared with the prize of obtaining the Grail, and with the Vatican’s separation payment to Opus Dei, the finances had worked nicely.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Otherwise it’s like one of those dull Euro horror movies where nothing much happens."
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Bought it for twenty euro from a Taiwanese street vendor in St. Germain des Prés.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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