Definitions

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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following fifty-one and preceding fifty-three.

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

  • adj. being two more than fifty

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Examples

  • It felt just as great as I had imagined, and I planned to spend the next fifty-two minutes doing them again and again while my adoring fans cheered me on.

    Welcome to My World

  • William was between wreath-layings when terrorist bombs exploded in the heart of London, killing fifty-two commuters.

    William and Kate

  • LOVELL was a short, round-faced, and unpretentious man, orphaned since childhood, who was fifty-two when Donovan hired him in early 1942.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • This conversation allegedly takes place in early 1980, a few heated months after fifty-two Americans were taken hostage in the newly Islamic Iran.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • The Mayan calendar spoke of twenty-two cycles of fifty-two years . . . we gave them that to keep track of the thirteen heaven cycles that would end roughly about a hundred and fifty years before the next culture that would dominate the world crawled out of the Dark Ages into the so-called Age of Enlightenment around 1541.

    Surrender the Dark

  • In 1909 the German neuroanatomist Korbinian Brodmann showed that the brain could be mapped into fifty-two distinct regions, each having a specific function.

    World Wide Mind

  • Within the next hour and a half the men detonated bombs that killed themselves and fifty-two commuters and maimed hundreds more.

    The Longest War

  • In the ancient Cherokee tradition, you become an adult when you're fifty-two.

    Alice Walker: On Finding Your Bliss Interview by Evelyn C. White

  • The average life span of a woman born in 1887 was fifty-two.

    Karen Karbo: Radical Self-Empowerment: What Georgia O'Keefe Means Today

  • You give us four minutes and fifty-two seconds, we'll give you the definitive retrospective of the most significant year in recent memory, 12 powerful months marked by fighting for freedom, protesting inequality, watching in awe the fury of nature and wincing at sex and abuse scandals.

    Lee Brenner: 2011 in Video: Shook Us All Year Long

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