- n. cardinal The cardinal number occurring after three hundred ninety-nine and before four hundred one, represented in Arabic numerals as 400.
“Somefive billion years ago, whirling and condensing in that darkness, was a cloud of interstellar hydrogen, four hundred degrees below zero, eight million miles from end to end.”
“Nearly four hundred Spaniards were killed, including twenty-one of the thirty-three missionaries then in the country; every mission was destroyed, with furnishings and records; Governor Otermin was besieged in Santa Fé, and finally compelled to withdraw with every”
“Tribes, and the ephemeral character of his dynasty, and Micheas, the son of Jemla, who predicted to Achab, in presence of the four hundred flattering court Prophets, that he would be defeated and killed in his war against the Syrians (III Kings, xxii).”
“There local guides showed him a monument left by the Assyrian king Sardanapalus four hundred years earlier.”
“After the four hundred grams of war-rationed bread in Ivanovo, Leningrad seemed a gastronomic heaven.”
“When Stephen Armstrong died in August 1884 at age fifty-eight, he owned well over four hundred acres whose value had nearly quintupled from the 1850s purchase price of roughly fifteen dollars per acre to over $30,000—the equivalent today of over half a million dollars.”
“Under the INF agreement, more than fifteen hundred deployed Soviet nuclear warheads would be removed and all Soviet ground-launched intermediate-range missiles in Europe, including the SS-20s, would be destroyed; on the U.S. side, all Pershing II and ground-launched cruise missiles, with some four hundred deployed warheads, would be destroyed, plus backup missiles on both sides.”
“Sebastian Ulric looked through his binoculars at the three men huddled near the cave entrance four hundred yards below him.”
“Although the idea of using embryonic stem cells for research is one that each scientist, politician, and voter must wrestle with for him-or herself, when the question arises among the four hundred sufferers of multiple sclerosis at the annual MS meeting where Kerr recently detailed his work on stem cells, their position is unanimous: embryonic stem cells hold the potential promise for them to live normal lives as mothers and fathers.”
“On a curve in a two-lane highway we saw a sign for an agriturismo and turned into a gravel parking lot beside a stone farmhouse, pale brown, that looked as if it dated back three or four hundred years and had been renovated the previous summer.”
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