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  • n. Forty

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

  • adj. being ten more than thirty

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Examples

  • And there, in that dark hole of man's inhumanity, from dungeon cell to dungeon cell, their mouths against the gratings, the twoscore lifers solemnly pledged themselves before God to tell the truth.

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  • As a horror fan and someone who has lived a life of some twoscore and seven, with access to people of all races and religions, I'd love to see a horror movie drawn from Jewish mysticism, involving modern day Jews in some kind of supernatural situation that brings to bear questions of faith and reason.

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  • There were at least twoscore men, a very massive patrol indeed.

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  • The Army's Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y., and Schofield Barracks in Hawaii are just two of twoscore that need to be closed or mothballed.

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  • He was twoscore and ten years old when he buried it beneath his house, and yet never thought that he might be scarcely “fit to drink” when the wine became so.

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  • As she looked up in his face, the sun shone down upon hers, which, fresh and well-preserved as it was, yet showed some of the lines and wrinkles of twoscore years; and poor Harry, with that arm leaning on his, felt it intolerably weighty, and by no means relished his walk up the hill.

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  • When the tragedy of Carpezan had run some thirty or twoscore nights, other persons of genius took possession of the theatre.

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  • Clive was the very picture of the dear boy as he had left her almost twoscore years ago.

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  • But for the Balzacs, you only had about twoscore years to do it in--and that was all.

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  • Even from almost a vingt away, he could see the blackened spot on the road and the heat rising from where there had been twoscore rebels.

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