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Definition the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union
  • 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.
  • If I had a euro for every stupid thing I've done, I could buy the Mona Lisa.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • euro = is to the European Union, what a dollar is to the U.S.A.
  • 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
  • Some of the hundred-euro stuff.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The waiter looked like he was trying to swallow a euro coin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • 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
  • 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
  • They shake hands, a standard plain old Euro-shake, no fancy variations.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • 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
  • 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
  • To his amazement, he still had some euro notes from his time in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Twenty million euro, the bishop thought, now gazing out the plane's window.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He is considerably older than she, closely associated with the stifling Euro-AngloAmerican society.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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

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