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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following fifty-seven and preceding fifty-nine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being eight more than fifty


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  • The historian Elizabeth Pleck has found fifty-eight diaries and autobiographies of free white people who were born before 1850 that recount instances of physical punishment.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Maybe the magic number should decline slowly over a month, but no further than fifty-eight or fifty-seven votes.

    The Good Fight

  • It would in some ways make it easier to round up votes for cloture: You could tell a colleague that you had, say, fifty-eight votes and absolutely needed his or her vote to get to sixty.

    The Good Fight

  • Normal distance between rig bottom and sea level was fifty-eight feet.

    Gideon’s war

  • Benkong, fifty-eight, was tall with a shaved head and light blue eyes.

    The Truth About Grief

  • The Carter, fifty-eight years of age, had spent the last three nights without shelter or sleep, while the Carpenter, sixty-five years of age, had been out five nights.


  • ALREADY fifty-eight banks have been closed during 2008-2009.

    Asher Edelman: The Financial Crisis -- Are We Going Anywhere?

  • I may have been a little girl at the time, but now, at fifty-eight, and almost beginning to approach middle age … I must say that I remember the major deal points quite clearly.

    Roseanne Archy

  • But then, there has to be one in every crowd: the fifty-eight year-old who brings us all down with his rebellious gesture of dying while being no older than I am and having an obituary full of those disturbing terms like “taken too soon,” and “suddenly,” and so forth.

    Roseanne Archy

  • The big difference between then and now is that back then I actually experienced sexual urges, but now, at age fifty-eight, I am completely free of all sexual thoughts and feelings and completely happy about this development.

    Roseanne Archy

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