Definitions

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  • adv. In the fifth place; fifth in a row.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the fifth place; as the fifth in order.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the fifth place.

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

  • adv. in the fifth place

Etymologies

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fifth +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "fifthly" -- yes, even "sixthly" -- makes top-heavy family trees and puzzling lines of descent.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • "And mair nor that, he disna haud wi 'repeating tunes," said Walter, who, though a boy, knew the name of every tune in the psalmody -- for that was one of the books which could with safety be looked at under the bookboard when the minister was laying down his "fifthly," and when some one had put leaden clogs on the hands of the little yellow-faced clock in the front of the gallery -- a clock which in the pauses of the sermon could be heard ticking distinctly, with a staidness and devotion to the matter in hand which were quite Cameronian.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • "fifthly" clause to Section 300 of IPC which at present defines "murder" under four categories.

    The Times of India

  • Thirdly there were a great many people there, and among them a large number of handsomely dressed ladies, which made a very bright picture and a very pleasing one to see; fourthly the music was very fine, and fifthly the refreshments were excellent; but I have not put the different "heads" in proper order.

    Letter from Mary Allen to Mellie Allen,May 27 1875

  • And, fifthly, the events attending the birth of Pakistan and the global environment during its formative years led it to develop an obsession with security to the neglect of many other requisites of a democratic state of contented citizens.

    The same old question: Can Pakistan survive?

  • And, fifthly, we want to see a democratic revolution in this country: fair votes for all elections, an elected House of Lords, and real power devolved back to local councils and the public they serve.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Fourthy, fifthly, and lastly, another couple: newly married too, if one might judge from the endearments they frequently interchanged: of whom I know no more than that they were rather a mysterious, run-away kind of couple; that the lady had great personal attractions also; and that the gentleman carried more guns with him than Robinson Crusoe, wore a shooting-coat, and had two great dogs on board.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • They voted: first, to abolish trial by jury in less serious cases; secondly, to abolish trial by jury in more serious cases; thirdly, to approve an unlawful war; fourthly, to create a gulag at Belmarsh; and fifthly, to lock up innocent people in their homes.

    Election Points: Brian Sedgemore

  • And, fifthly, as Dean Farak has suggested, the vice president's role in this process is absolutely mandatory.

    George Bush: The Voices In His Head

  • And, fifthly, having achieved a new enlightenment, we are temporarily held in suspension: "before you enter."

    A Sermon, on the Current Disputes Over Turning Off Cellphones in the British Library Reading Rooms; Delivered on June 20, 2006, in Islington

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