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- adj. The ordinal form of the number five hundred.
- n. The person or thing in the five-hundredth position.
- n. One of five hundred equal parts of a whole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. the ordinal number of five hundred in counting order
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I could refute several of the points you made in your previous post, but since the comments there are already full of refutations upon refutations upon refutations, I'll refrain from launching into the five-hundredth verse (same as the first).
On September 12, in the Astrodome at Houston, he led off the fourth inning with a 450-foot line drive into the center field runway for his five-hundredth home run, and as he jogged around the bases, the fans stood and chanted: Willie!
He was now followed by a growing number of reporters who wanted to chronicle his five-hundredth homer while he also battled for a pennant.
Then up to four words flashed simultaneously on the screen at rates of one five-hundredth of a second.
When Benedict XVI in 2005 addressed the Lutheran World Federation, he referred to the forthcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation: "As we prepare to mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the events of 1517, we should intensify our efforts to understand more deeply what we have in common and what divides us, as well as the gifts we have to offer each other".
If a woman experiences a particularly long, hard, or stalled early labor, she may panic as she finds herself gripped by the five-hundredth labor pain—with no end in sight, no help, no hope.
“It was the five-hundredth anniversary of the conquest of the Americas by Spain,” the courtly, soft-spoken CEO of CEMEX recently recalled with a chuckle in his art-filled offices in midtown New York.
Christianity a quarter of a second, the Industrial Revolution a fortieth of a second, and the idea of exponential growth a five-hundredth of a second [the years since WWII, in Brower's calculation].
Abilene, Kansas, and Denison, Texas, would together equal in size, possibly one five-hundredth of a part of great London.
The five-hundredth piece of the puzzle is still missing.
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