Definitions

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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following forty-eight and preceding fifty.

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

  • adj. being nine more than forty

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Examples

  • That percentage increases to 34 percent for those ages thirty-five to forty-nine roughly the overall average, and then rises to 58 percent among Catholics under thirty-five.

    American Grace

  • “We were told we had a bus wreck,” says Trimble, forty-nine, a self-proclaimed “country boy” who still lives in his hometown of

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Logan threw a complete game one-hitter with only forty-nine pitches.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Her existence, her identity, everything she had been and become over the past forty-nine years was gone.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Likewise, the survey reflects the inroads of what might be considered occult or New Age outlooks in America: Seven percent of Americans believe in reincarnation (a concept that few Americans had heard of a generation ago); seventeen percent report having contact with the dead; forty-nine percent read horoscopes "for fun," whereas twelve percent are believers.

    Boing Boing

  • "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."

    'People have a right to be grouchy,' Axelrod says

  • “That ‘bitch’ has offered us forty-nine percent of Miracles, Inc., which, at the moment, is worth around fourteen million.”

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Within two generations, a country of peasants had become one of the most literate in the world: by the late 1950s, 98.5 percent of Russians aged ten to forty-nine could read.

    The Return

  • First, there were forty-nine oblasts, or provinces, and six krays, or territories—categories that in practice had the same status and rights.

    The Return

  • He left behind 10,000 acres of land in seven tracts, forty-nine slaves, and the iron mine.

    George Washington’s First War

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