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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A phonograph record designed to be played at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.

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  • n. The cardinal number after thirty-two and before thirty-four.
  • n. A phonograph record that rotates at 33⅓ revolutions per minute; especially an LP

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

  • adj. being three more than thirty

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Examples

  • Keeping up with both worship and parish life requires the full-time attention of a rector, a vicar, three associate rectors, one assistant rector, and three lay associates, as well as an additional thirty-three full-time and eleven part-time staff members.

    American Grace

  • Perhaps the single largest indicator that American culture is on the wrong track, explains Pastor White, is the national abortion rate—“Fifty million dead in the last thirty-three years,” as he describes it—and it is this disturbing trend that he and his congregants feel most passionate about curbing.

    American Grace

  • Then the captain cut out two guards to remain with the lifesaving gear at the main tower until the other thirty-three returned to erect the remaining six or seven towers.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • We buried her beside my father, who had been in the grave waiting for her for thirty-three years.

    The Empty Family

  • From Shawbury, Flying Officer Wales continued his helicopter flight training at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, a more comfortable thirty-three miles outside London.

    William and Kate

  • It may have seemed like an impossible challenge, but I did the math: thirty-three guards, each with the capacity to carry a two-hundred-pound adult out of the slick grip of the sea, amounted to over six thousand pounds of lifting power, enough for the job.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • As that old couple traveled to various national parks, they must have had a great time telling the bizarre story of thirty-three men who appeared out of the mist one morning to lift their truck from the clutches of the sea, only to disappear moments later back into the mist.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The toothbrush hurts my gums as it circles my mouth exactly thirty-three times.

    placenta

  • Chapter 89, page 332: “It was no coincidence that Christians were taught that Jesus was crucified at age thirty-three …”

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  • “It was no coincidence that Christians were taught that Jesus was crucified at age thirty-three …”

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