I manage the destinies of billions of the living.
There were millions, maybe even billions of the lost souls!
What was it like to have the duty to protect billions of them?
Billions and billions of 'em. Doughnuts have holes left over when they stamp them out.
In the case of sea-fishes it is becoming increasingly recognized that the millions of cod fry which are annually turned out of the American, Newfoundland and Norwegian hatcheries are but an insignificant fraction of the billions of fry which are naturally produced.
The grouping method introduces multiplication into the definition of large numbers; but this, from the teacher's point of view, is not now such a serious objection as it was in the days when children were introduced to millions and billions before they had any idea of elementary arithmetical processes.
As I write this, something like fifty million blogs and billions of blog posts are online.
Millions of pieces of minutia per life, for billions of lives.
The United States is spending billions on fusion, the Chinese announced they are training two thousand fusion scientists, and a fusion research facility is being built in France that will cost U.S. $20 billion.
And beyond that, billions more ounces of gold may be buried beneath the ocean floor.
Bill Gates could make his billions because computers, with the right software, could vastly increase productivity.